2 killed in Quetta, 3 kidnapped
06 July, 2012
QUETTA: Two persons were gunned down in Quetta while two others, including a manger of motorcycle company, were kidnapped from Hub Town of Balochistan, on Thursday.
According to police, unidentified armed men riding a motorbike opened indiscriminate fire on a man at Baloch Khan Chowk of Pakhtunabad area of Quetta. Resultantly, he sustained critical wounds and was moved to Quetta Civil Hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. The assailants fled from the scene after
committing the crime. The deceased was identified as Siddiqullah. Police said the deceased was an Afghan national and a rickshaw driver by profession. However, motive behind his killing was yet to be ascertained. Police have registered a case against unidentified people and further investigations were underway. Meanwhile, a man was killed in Faizabad area of Sariyab Road of Quetta. According to the police, the man, identified as Abdul Malik Abro, was sitting in his shop in Faizabad area when unidentified armed men opened fire on him. Resultantly, he was killed on
the spot. The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital for autopsy. The deceased was an employee of the Health Department. "The deceased received bullets in his head and chest which was cause of his death," hospital sources said. A case has been registered against the unidentified persons and investigation is underway. In another incident, unidentified people kidnapped the manager of a motorcycle company and his driver from Hub,
industrial town of Balochistan. Hanif Afshani was on his way along with his driver Nawaz in Hub when armed men intercepted him at gunpoint and escaped towards undisclosed location after bundling both of them into their vehicle. Police suspected that it could be a case of kidnapping for ransom, however, kidnappers had not demanded any ransom amount so far, sources in Hub said. Meanwhile, Muhammad Hanif Khetran was kidnapped at
gunpoint by unidentified gunmen from Barkhan district when he was on his way home. Police have registered cases and started investigation into the incidents.