Eight more killed as violence continues in Karachi
08 January, 2013
KARACHI: Eight more people were killed in ongoing wave of violence in the metropolis on Monday.
In a sectarian violence incident, a father and his minor daughter were killed while his wife and other daughter sustained injuries near Ayesha Manzil within the limits of Gulberg police station.
Asghar Ilyas, 40, and his two-year-old daughter Zainab were shot dead, while his wife Farzana and another minor daughter Dua injured near Ayesha Manzil.
Police said that the family was on its way to home after attending a wedding ceremony when armed men opened fire on them, killing Asghar and Zainab on the spot and injuring his wife Farzana and Dua.
Police shifted the bodies and injured to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for autopsies and treatment, respectively.
According to police, the victims belonged to Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat.
The case could not be registered till filing this report.
Another sectarian killing took place in Block 13-D, Gulshan-e-Iqbal within the precincts of Gulshan-e-police station.
Police said Ali Raza Naqvi, 26, was going on a motorbike with his friend Raees when armed men shot him dead near railway track.
Separately, armed men shot dead a man on his way to home within Soldier Bazaar police station.
Police said Murtaza Alvani was on his way to home when gunmen targeted him near Bara Board. Police shifted the victim to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. The motive behind the incident could not be ascertained yet.
Similarly, a truck driver was killed near Northern Bypass within the precincts of Mangopir police station.
Arif, 21, was going to a poultry farm on truck when unidentified armed men intercepted his vehicle and shot him dead. Police rushed to the spot and shifted the body to ASH for an autopsy. Police said that the motive behind the incident might be a personal enmity.
The bullet-riddled body of a man was found from Chanasir Goth within the jurisdiction of Mehmoodabad police station.
Unidentified men kidnapped the man and shot him dead, police said. The body was brought to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a postmortem and later moved to a morgue for identification.
The body of a man was found from bushes in Toori Bangash Colony within the limits of Iqbal Market police station.
Police said unidentified men kidnapped the man from somewhere and later threw his body after killing him. The body was brought to a morgue for identification after completing medico-legal formalities at ASH.
Meanwhile, a prayer leader of Deoband community, Maulana Shaukat, succumbed to his injuries during treatment at ASH.
Police said that unidentified assailants targeted him in New Karachi Sect 5-E within the limits of Bilal Colony police station on 31 December.