Policeman among six killed in Karachi violence
12 October, 2012
KARACHI: Six people, including a policeman and a freelance lawyer, were killed in separate acts of targeted killing in the city on Thursday.
A policeman was gunned down near his house at Kanwari colony, Manghopir within the precincts of Pirabad police station. SHO Ashfaq Baloch said that two unidentified culprits sprayed volley of bullets on a motorist at Kanwari colony near his house.
Resultantly, he received multiple bullets and died instantly. The victim was identified as 45-year-old Shahjahan, son of Yousuf. The body was brought to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for an autopsy. The deceased, father of four children, was living in the same area and hailed from Hazara.
Baloch further said that the policeman was deployed at Manghopir police station. It is pertinent to mention here that in last few months, at least a dozen of police cops, including CID personnel, were shot and killed in targeted attacks in Pirabad and Manghopir areas.
Two men were shot dead outside their house at Block S, North Nazimabad within the precincts of Shahra-e-Noor Jahan police station.
SHO Raja Tariq said that at least two armed pillion riders opened indiscriminate fire at people, sitting at the area. Resultantly, Abdul Rauf, 41, son of Akhter, and Umair, 23, son of Naeem, received multiple bullet injuries. They were shifted to ASH for treatment, where doctors pronounced them dead. SHO said Rauf, a freelance lawyer, was the father of three children and hailed from Gujranwala, while Umair was unmarried and used to work in Pakistan National Shipping Corporation.
According to police, the motive behind the killing was uncertain, as the victims had no affiliation with any political or religious party.
A man was shot dead at New Muzaffarabad colony within the jurisdiction of Quaidabad police station. SHO Aman Ullah Marwat said that at least three armed riders shot and killed Abdul Qayum, 40, son of Shershah Khan, and escaped after committing the crime. The body was shifted to JPMC for an autopsy.
He said that the deceased hailing from Swat had reached Karachi three days back. He suspected that personal enmity might be behind the murder. Similarly, another man was killed at Jinnah Bridge within the jurisdiction of Bhagdadi police station. A police official said that Faizan, 23, son of Ahmed, was on his way to work when unidentified armed riders shot him dead.
His body was brought to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for a post-mortem. The deceased was unmarried and lived in Baldia town. He used to work at a rice godown in Jodia Bazaar.
Meanwhile, a man was shot dead at UP Morr within the limits of New Karachi police station.SHO Nasir Bukhari said that two armed riders shot and killed a motorcyclist, Syed Ejaz Haider Rizvi, 30, son of Khursheed Haider Rizvi. The body was shifted to ASH for an autopsy. He said that deceased was a schoolteacher in Al-Murtaza School. Further investigation was under way.