Political activists among 4 killed in Karachi
18 August, 2013
KARACHI: Four people including two political activists were shot dead in separate incidents of violence across the city here on Saturday.
A former unit in charge of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) was gunned down in Ali market. Kalakot police said that victim Sadiq Rafiq was targeted by unidentified armed riders, who shot him dead. Body of Rafiq was taken to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for autopsy and later handed over to his heirs. Police suspects that Lyari gangster group has involved in this murder.
As the news of Rafiq's murder reached, tension engulfed the locality and its adjoining areas. All commercial activities were suspended, however heavy contingent of law enforcers rushed to the locality to control any untoward situation. A worker of Ahle-Sunnat Wal-Jamat (ASWJ), Salman, 30, was gunned down in Liaqutabad No1. SHO Super Market Anwar Alam said that assailants opened fire at Salman near his residence and later managed to flee the scene. He sustained multiple bullet injuries and was rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH), where he succumbed to his injuries during medical treatment.
SHO Alam suspected that the reason behind his assassination was personal enmity, however spokesman of the ASWJ Maulana Saeed Akbar claimed that the deceased was an active worker of the party and that he was killed due to religious bias.
An alleged extortionist was killed in a firing by traders in Paper Market, when an extortion bid turned sour for two culprits. Shershah police told that two extortionists had come to collect extortion money from a trader of plastic items, when another trader intercepted them and opened fire. Resultantly, an alleged culprit sustained bullet injuries while his companion managed to escape from the scene.
On being informed police reached the spot and shifted the body to CHK, where doctor pronounced death of the extortionist. Police shifted his body to morgue for identification after autopsy. A man was shot dead within the jurisdiction of SITE-B police station. Police said that armed riders attacked the victim Mohammad Israr, killing him on the spot. His body was taken to ASH for autopsy.