Cleric among seven shot dead in Karachi
30 August, 2013
KARACHI: A cleric was among seven people gunned down in separate incidents of violence in the city on Thursday.
In the first incident, two activists of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) were gunned down near Chamcha Hotel in the precincts of Orangi Town Police Station.
Police said that deceased, identified as Naushad Kursheed and Arshad Hussain, were sitting near their residence when unidentified gunmen, ridding a motorbike, opened fire on them. The two sustained multiple bullet injuries and were rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors pronounced them dead.
Separately, a cleric was shot dead on Jamshed Road in the limits of Jamshaid Quarter Police Station. Police said the victim, Ahmed Nadeem Farooqi, was present inside a mosque when unidentified armed men reached there and resorted to indiscriminate firing, leaving Farooqi dead. A gangster was also gunned down in Malir. Police said that Nayab Ahmed, the Lyari gangster, was shot dead in Malir area by unidentified assailants.
Also on Thursday, a man was killed while another wounded near Manan Palace in the jurisdiction of Kharader Police Station. Police said that victims – Muhammad Ali and Javaid Ibrahim – were on their way back after offering prayer in Kathri Mosque when unidentified armed motorcyclists opened fire on them. As a result, the two men sustained bullet injuries and were rushed to Civil Hospital where doctors pronounced Ali dead while Ibrahim was in critical condition.
Police said that Lyari gangsters were behind the killing. Meanwhile, the body of a man was found from Fida Hussain Shaikha Road, Bihar Colony, within the limits of Kalri Police Station. Police said that the deceased was identified as Sehbaz Abdul Rehman, student of Lyari Degree College. He was abducted on Wednesday and later his bullet-riddled body was found in Bihar Colony. Another man was found dead near Kashti Chowk, Lyari.