Another day of violence leaves 15 dead in Karachi
01 October, 2013
KARACHI: At least fifteen people, including a man and his two sons, were killed in separate incidents of violence across the city on Monday.
Meanwhile, the operation against the criminal elements to curb violence in Karachi continued across the city. It has resulted in the arrest of hundreds of suspected criminals, including target killers, kidnappers and extortionists. However, the city continued to see killings on Monday. A man and his two sons were gunned down in Jhat Pat Market in Lyari.
Police said the victims, aged 55, 30 and 24, use to sell halwa puri on a handcart, and were busy with their work when at least six armed men on motorcycles came there and fired on them, killing all three on the spot.
In another incident, a Shia property deader and his driver were shot dead near Power House Chowrangi in North Karachi. Police said the victims were fired upon by unidentified armed riders and died on the spot. Police suspect it to be a sectarian killing, however, further investigation is underway. A factory worker was shot dead near Karachi University.
Police said that the deceased, who was on his way on a motorbike, was stopped by armed motorcyclists and shot dead. The motive behind the murder has yet to be ascertained.
Another factory worker was shot dead in Orangi Town. Police said that the victim was shot dead close to his house. He had no affiliation with any party. Another man was also shot dead in Orangi.
Police said the 30-year-old man was also murdered outside his house. Police suspect that he was killed over a personal dispute. A watchman of the Super Market area was gunned down by unidentified motorcyclists; the motive is not known.
Separately, a man was shot dead in Maripur area. Police said that the deceased was a fish seller and was killed by armed bikers while going to fisheries. The reason behind his murder could also not be ascertained, but police is investigating.
Meanwhile, police found three dead bodies in a car parked in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. They were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for autopsy and later moved to the morgue for identification. After initial investigation police said that the deceased had been kidnapped and brutally tortured before being shot multiple times. The car with the bodies had been abandoned at a deserted place. The motive behind the killings is yet to be ascertained. The car belongs to the owner of a private textile mill and had been snatched from Gulistan-e-Jauhar on Sunday.
A woman was found dead from Korangi, within the limits of Awami Colony Police Station. The woman had been strangled. Police said they had shifted the body to hospital. It was later moved to morgue for identification.
Also, a young man was also found dead from Korangi, within the limits of Zaman Town Police Station. Police said the identity of the victim has yet to be ascertained.
He had also been kidnapped, tortured and shot multiple times. The body was moved to morgue for identification after medico-legal formalities at the JPMC.