Shootout in Lyari claims three lives
25 October, 2013
KARACHI: Clashes between two rival groups in Lyari claimed the lives of three innocent people while five others were wounded on Thursday.
As per details, tension prevailed in different parts of Lyari including Al-Falah Road, Jhatpat Lane, Phool Patti Lane, Bihar Colony and others areas of Lyari, when a gang war began among the members of the notorious Lyari gangster Baba Ladla and outlawed Peoples Aman Committee (PAC).
The cross firing between the two groups took the lives of three people and wounded around half a dozen. The dead bodies and injured were rushed to the hospital. Deceased were identified as 40-year-old Abdul Ghani, son of Mohammad Usman, Waseem Khalid, 22, and Shahbaz Imtiaz, 23, and the injured as Dilbaz Iqbal, 23, Asif Fayyaz, 25, Manzur Karam Din, 60, Nasir and Zeeshan. Deceased and injured were taken to Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.
Initially there was a report that one of the deceased Abdul Ghani was the RMO of Lyari General Hospital (LGH), but later the police surgeon along with hospital sources denied the rumour and said that he used to run his private dispensary in Bihar Colony.
However, police had also found a fake card from his possession, which suggested that he was the RMO at the LGH. The deceased Ghani, as per investigations has been confirmed as the paramedical staff at Larkana Medical College. The other two victims who lost their lives used to run pushcarts in the area.
Routine and commercial activities were suspended in Lyari following the cross firing. Various parts of Lyari especially Gulshan-e-Bihar, Al-Falah Road and Market areas wore a deserted look, where firing and the clash continued till the filing of this report. Despite the presence of extra contingents of law enforcers, both Rangers and police, the gang war has not subsided yet.
Sources said that law enforcers later conducted raids and arrested a few armed gangsters from both groups.