Four more killed in ongoing wave of city violence
20 January, 2013
KARACHI: Four people were killed in separate acts of violence in the metropolis on Saturday.
An aged man was killed near Vita Chowrangi within the limits of Korangi police station.
According to police, 52-year-old Haji Ghulam Hussain, son of Haji Muhammad Bux, was returning home after offering Fajr prayer when two unidentified armed riders opened firing at him near his residence. As a result, he received multiple fatal bullet wounds and died on the spot. The body was brought to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for an autopsy.
The deceased was the father of four children and hailed from Punjab. Police further said that the deceased was local leader of a religious party, Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat (ASWJ). However, the ASWJ spokesman, Maulana Akber Saeed, said that deceased was a sympathiser of the party.
A young man was found shot dead near General Hospital Kharadar within the limits of Bhagdadi police station. A police official said that the identity of the victim could not be ascertained yet, while the body of a 20-year-old-youth, was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for medico-legal formalities and was later moved to a mortuary.
Another man was killed near old vegetable mart within the limits of PIB Colony police station.
According to police, armed motorists brought a man along with them on Goharabad Road near Askeri Park and penetrated a single bullet in his forehead, leaving him dead on the spot. The identity of the deceased could not be ascertained yet. The body was shifted to JPMC for medico-legal formalities.
A man was gunned down near Kalapul within the jurisdiction of Saddar police station.
A police official said that unidentified armed riders opened incriminate fire on 41-year-old Nadeem, son of Naseem. As a result, he received fatal bullet wounds and died instantly. The body was brought to JPMC for medico-legal formalities. Nadeem was resident of the same area and father of two children. He used to run his own business, officer added.
Police said the motive behind the killing was uncertain, as he had no affiliation with any political or religious party.