9 including ANP, Haqiqi activists killed in Karachi
03 October, 2013
KARACHI: Nine people including ANP, MQM-H and a police officer fell prey to targeted killing and violence across the city on Wednesday.
In the first incident, a local leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), along with his companion was gunned down in Cantt Bazaar area of Shahrah-e-Faisal.
Mashwar Bangash and his companion Waheed Khan were returning from mourning over the death of his relative in Natha Khan Goth, when armed men riding on motorbikes sprayed bullets on them. Both of them succumbed to their injuries, soon.
Their bodies were taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy, and later handed over to their families for burial.
Following the incident, ANP leaders and workers reached the hospital and chanted slogans against the government, demanding law enforcers to arrest the culprits behind the killing.
In another happening, an activist of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi (MQM-H) was shot dead inside his house in Lines Area, within the precincts of Brigade police station.
Police said the deceased was identified as Adil, 30, son of Mairaj, and was shot dead by unidentified armed men who entered his house.
Separately, a police constable was gunned down in SITE area. According to official details, Ghulam Abbas, 43, son of Noor Mohammad, was posted to SITE B Section police station, and left for some work when two armed men riding a motorcycle shot him dead before escaping. His body was taken to hospital for autopsy, and later handed over to his heirs.
Moreover, a man was killed and his mother injured in Macchar Colony, within the remits of Docks police station.
Police said that unidentified armed men barged into his house and opened indiscriminate firing. As a result, Shahid Bashir, 28, was killed and his mother, Maryam Bibi, got hurt.
Similarly, a woman along with her lover was killed inside a house situated in Block-D, North Nazimabad.
According to the police, the victims were identified as Sahira, 35, and her alleged lover, Jamal Naseer Shah. SHO Tariq Mehmood said the woman's husband, Azhar, along with his brothers, shot them for having illicit relations. The suspects escaped after shooting, and further investigations are ongoing.
Likewise, an elderly man was killed in Sohrab Goth locality. The deceased identified as Anwar Hussain, son of Mir Nawab was stabbed on his neck, which resulted in his death, immediately. The motive behind the incident is yet to be determined, said the police.
Similarly, a man was killed in Macchar Colony area, within the limits of Sohrab Goth police station.
Police said the deceased identified as Bari Dad, 52, was killed by his neighbour, Naib Ghulam Khan. They collided each other over selling of a sheep on the road. Other details relating to the matter are yet to be unveiled.
Meanwhile, a young man was found dead from Mewa Shah Graveyard.
As per police authorities, unknown culprits after kidnapping and torture, shot him dead. Later the body was thrown at the said place. The corpse was shifted to a hospital for post mortem, and later to a morgue.