QUETTA - Unidentified armed assailants gunned down former Olympian boxer and Deputy Director General of Pakistan Sports Board Syed Abrar Hussain here on Thursday. Police officials said that Syed Abrar Hussain, 45, was returning home from his office located in Ayub Stadium on Jail Road when armed assailants sprayed a volley of bullets on his vehicle. Consequently, he received critical wounds and was first shifted to Quetta Civil Hospital for treatment where doctors were on strike and then to CMH where he succumbed to his injuries. Hospital sources said that the victim received bullet wounds in his head that caused his death. The assailants made their good escape from the scene after committing the crime. 'It seems to be a case of sectarian killing, a police officer said, adding, that investigations were underway to ascertain real motive behind the incident. Banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the killing of Syed Abrar Hussain. The Governor Balochistan, Nawab Zulfikar Ali Magsi and Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani have condemned the killing of Abrar Hussain and directed police to arrest the culprits at the earliest. Syed Abrar Hussain who belonged to Hazara community of Shia sect was a renowned boxer and former Olympian who had achieved a gold medal at the South Asian Games in 1985 and also participated in the Olympics held in Los Angeles in 1984. Police has registered a case against unidentified persons.