Nine people shot dead in ongoing Karachi violence
26 February, 2013
KARACHI: As many as nine people were killed in separate acts of violence in the metropolis here on Monday, police said.
In the first incident, a man was killed near his house in Kunwari Colony within the precinct of Pirabad police station.
SHO Muhammad Shahid said that two unidentified armed riders opened targeted fire on 39-year-old Ikhlaq, son of Ghulam Hussain, while he was standing near his house, resultantly, he died on the spot. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for an autopsy.
The SHO said Ikhlaq was the father of three children, and resident of Awan Colony. He added Ikhlaq worked at a marble shop and hailed form Chakwal.
The SHO suspected that targeted killing might have been behind the incident. Further investigation was underway.
Separately, the tortured body of a man was found from Ghulam Hussian Weighbridge, Musharaf Colony within the precincts of Maripur police station.
According to police, unidentified culprits first abducted the victim, took him to an undisclosed site, and tortured him to death. They threw the body in the area and escaped.
The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for medico-legal formalities.
Police sources said that the identity of the victim was yet to be ascertained, while appeared to be 45-year-old and belonged to Urdu speaking community.
He informed that a paper was also found from the victim's pocket, on which his name was written as Daud. However, police did not find any thing from his possession to determine deceased's identification. Further investigation was underway.
The officer further said that the identity of the victim could not be ascertained, while he appeared to be around 27-year-old. The officer, quoting the statement of the locals, said that the victim was pleading with the culprits for mercy, but they shot him dead and fled.
Meanwhile, the strangulated body of a child was found from drain in Ibrahim Hyderi Goth, Korangi within the vicinity of Ibrahim Hyderi police.
An official said that the identity of the victim could not be ascertained, while it appeared to be around 10-year-old Bengali speaking.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medico-legal formalities.
The officer said that after kidnapping the victim, the culprits strangulated him to death and threw the body in the drain.
Separately, a husband killed his wife over a petty issue at her grandfather's house in Machar Colony, Keamari within the limits of Docks police station.
Police said that the victim was identified as 22-year-old Bakhtawar, wife of Nasir. Police informed that the accused Nasir did not permit his wife to go to her grandfather house to attend a family programme, however, when Bakhtawar refused, Nasir turned angry and killed his wife, and left the home.
A man was killed near Faqeer Colony within the limits of Mominabad police station. SHO Oranzaib Khattak said that unidentified armed riders open fire on 36-year-old Mufti Muhammad Abdullah, son of Muhammad Zamin was returning home when miscreants targeted him.
Another man was killed near PIDC area within the limits of Civil Line police station. SHO Waqar Tanoli said that the victim was later identified as 21-year-old Asad, son of Anwar. He was killed by unidentified armed men and escaped. He said that a TT pistol was also found from his possession. The SHO said that victim was resident of the Sultanabad area and also nominated in several crime cases.
A body packed in a gunny bag was found near Muslim Nagar, Sector 11, Orangi Town within the jurisdiction of Pakistan Bazaar police station.
An official said that after getting the information about the body lying in the area, police rushed to the site and shifted it to the ASH for an autopsy and identification, where the victim was later identified as 23-year-old Sarfaraz Khan, son of Rustam Khan.
The officer said Sarfaraz was kidnapped on Monday morning when he left his home situated in Gulshan-e-Zia for garments factory, and later his body was found. The officer further said that the motive behind the killing was yet to be ascertained, as the victim had no affiliation with any political or religious party. The officer suspected that he might have been killed over personal enmity.
Moreover, another bullet-riddled body was found near Kaghzi Bazaar, Kharadar within the limits of Kharadar police station.
According to police, at least six unidentified culprits on three motorbikes in wee hours of the day took a man with them and later they opened indiscriminate fire on him, as a result, he received bullet wounds and died instantly.
The body was shifted to the CHK for a postmortem.
Bandit Killed: An alleged bandit was killed, while his accomplice was arrested in an injured condition in Ghafoor Society, Landhi No-6 within the remits of Landhi police station.
According to police, two bandits were busy in looting a flower shop vendor when the locals caught them. The bandits, however, opened indiscriminate fire; consequently, a rickshaw driver was injured.
Later, the locals caught both of the culprits and tortured them brutally. As a result, one alleged bandit, yet to be identified, died on the spot, while police arrested the other. The body and injured were taken to JPMC for autopsy and treatment respectively.
The officer said that the injured bandit was identified as Farhan. Police also recovered a TT pistol and a motorcycle from their possession.