Cleric among seven people fall prey to Karachi violence
24 February, 2013
KARACHI: Seven people including a mosque cleric were shot dead in separate incidents of violence in different areas of the metropolis on Saturday, police said.
A trader belonging to Bohra community was killed at his shop at Tooba Apartment near Gol Masjid, Defense Phase-I within the precincts of Defence police station.
Station House Officer (SHO) Ashfaq Satti said that armed pillion riders came at the shop and opened indiscriminate fire on 50-year-old Mubasshir Hussain, son of Mohsin Hussain. As a result, he received multiple bullet wounds and died on the spot. The culprits managed to flee after shooting dead the trader.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for an autopsy, and later handed over to the heirs. The SHO said Mubashir was the owner of an auto mobile battery shop. He was the father of three children and lived in Defence Garden Apartment. The SHO said that it was premature to say about the extortion demand from extortionists; however, the SHO suspected that he might have been killed over a personal dispute.
A man was shot dead in Ghaziabad, Manghopir within the limits of Manghopir police station.
SHO Ashfaq Baloch said that unidentified armed riders shot dead a man and escaped. The body was brought to the Abbasi Shahed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities. He said that the identity of the victim was yet to be ascertained, however, he appears to be around 25-year-old. Further investigation was underway.
The body of a man was found form Bismillah Colony Sector 10, Orangi Town within the remit of Mominabad police station. An official said that after getting the information from victim's neighbour that a foul smell was emitting from the house No-116. The police rushed to the house, broke its door and shifted the body to the ASH for medico-legal formalities.
The officer said that the victim was later identified as 36-year-old Iqbal, son of Yaqoob. He resided alone in the house as a tenant, and hailed form Multan, Punjab.
The officer said it was premature to say about the cause of the death, however, after medical reports from the hospital, police would be in a position to tell the cause of death.
Meanwhile, the cleric of a mosque, affiliated with Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) was killed in Bhittai Colony near Korangi crossing
The incident caused panic in the area, while ASWJ men staged a protest demonstration against the target killing of the prayer leader and blocked the flow of traffic. The protesters burnt tyres on road and pelted the passing vehicles with stones.
The sources said 43-year-old Qari Muhammad Ameen left Bilal Mosque for some work when armed pillion riders opened targeted fire on him; as a result, he received critical bullet wounds and died on the spot. The body was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.
Meanwhile, the inhabitants of the area capture one alleged killer, while his accomplice managed to flee. The accused was identified as Nadeem Ali, son of Khadim Hussian. The inhabitants of the vicinity after torturing Ali handed him over to the police.
Following the incident, the law in order situation of the area turned tense and a large number of supporters and activists of ASWJ gathered at Korangi Road and held a sit-in against the killing.
Moreover, Pakhtun Student Federation Sindh general secretary was killed at his homeopathic clinic in Madina Basti near Frontier Morr within the limits of Pirabad police station.
SHO Shahid Khan said that two unidentified culprits on a motorbike emerged at the clinic and opened indiscriminate fire on 46-year-old Dr Painda Khan, son of Wali Khan. As a result, he received fatal bullet wounds and died instantly. The body was first shifted to Walkia Hospital and later moved to (JPMC) for an autopsy. The victim lived in the same area.
Furthermore, two men were shot dead in Sector 24, Korangi within the jurisdiction of Korangi police station. An official said that the identities of the victims were yet to be ascertained. However, the victims appeared to be 28-year-old Urdu speaking. The bodies were shifted to JPMC for medico-legal formalities.