NOWSHERA - Unknown miscreants gunned down religious scholar Maulana Ameer Hamza here on Friday night and fled the scene.

Police said that unidentified armed men attacked the religious scholar in Madina Colony of Nowshera while he was returning home after leading Isha prayers.

The attackers managed to escape from the scene after committing the crime.

The deceased belonged to Tableeghi Jamaat.  Religious leaders from all across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have strongly condemned Ameer Hamza’s murder besides demanding authorities to unveil the elements involved in his killing. The police after registering a case have started investigation from different aspects.