India: Hell on Wheels: Radical Sikhs kill 72 travelers

Radical Sikhs kill 72 travelers

Bus Driver Hari Singh pulled his crowded vehicle out of the Punjab capital of Chandigarh shortly after nightfall for what was to have been a routine trip to Rishikesh, a Hindu pilgrim center in Uttar Pradesh. But half an hour into the journey, a white Fiat suddenly stopped in front of the bus, forming a blockade. Five armed men, four of them turbaned in the manner of Sikhs, burst out of the car, threw Singh off the bus and commandeered his vehicle. After driving the bus to a nearby field, the gunmen opened fire, instantly killing 38 men, women and children...

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