Cops among 7 killed in Karachi
25 October, 2013
KARACHI: Two policemen among seven people were killed in separate incidents of violence across the city on Thursday.
In the first happening, two policemen were killed and another wounded in an armed attack in Metroville area within the jurisdiction of SITE-A police station, while one alleged attacker also died in retaliatory firing.
Police said that the personnel of SITE-A police station were conducting routine snap checking in their mobile, when at least two armed men riding a motorcycle resorted to indiscriminate firing at the police party.
In an exchange of firing, three policemen and one attacker sustained bullets wounds, however, the accomplice of the deceased attacker was arrested in an injured condition. The cops have been identified as head constable Qazi Alam and police constable Javed, while the injured policeman is Nadeem.
The attacker who died in retaliatory firing was later identified as Adnan and the injured as Sajid. According to police sources, the attackers belonged to the outlawed TTP who hailed from Hungoro. The bodies and injured were moved to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy and medical treatment, while further investigations are underway.
The body of deceased policeman Qazi Alam was sent to his hometown, Mansehra for burial. The funeral prayers of constable Javed were offered at Garden Police Headquarters, and later he was laid to rest at Orangi Town graveyard.
Sources informed that the injured policeman Nadeem, was still admitted at Liaquat National Hospital, where doctors termed his condition stable. Police officials said that the case has been registered.
Separately, an unidentified man was shot dead near Abdullah Mor within the vicinity of Surjani Town police station.
The police said the victim was on a motorcycle, when unidentified armed riders shot him dead. His body was taken to ASH for autopsy and later moved to the morgue for identification.
Similarly, one man was killed another wounded at Manghopir Road within the limits of Orangi Town police station.
Officials said that unidentified armed riders resorted to indiscriminate firing and later fled from the scene. As a result two people sustained multiple bullets injuries and were rushed to the hospital, where doctors pronounced the death of one, and admitted the other for treatment.
Deceased person was identified as Siddique, 35, son of Gul Jan and injured as Hussain, 18, son of Abdul Bari. The motive behind the incident is yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, 32-year-old Ali Raza, son of Yousuf Abbasi, succumbed to his injuries during medical treatment. Deceased was wounded in a firing incident in Baldia Town area of Ittehad Town on October 21.
Domestic violence: A husband slaughtered his wife in their house at Sanabor cottage situated near Power House intercept within the precincts of New Karachi police station.
Police said that Farhan slaughtered 30-years-old Shaista, with a knife over some domestic matter. A neighbour alerted the police, who rushed to the spot and managed to arrest the culprit. The body was taken to hospital for autopsy.