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Two brothers killed by alleged robbers in Karachi

28 January, 2014

KARACHI: Two brothers among four were shot dead during separate robberies, while two bodies were found in different parts of the metropolis on Monday.

In the first incident, two brothers were shot dead during a robbery in Qasba Colony within the precincts of Pirabad police station. Police said that the brothers, Mohammad Ibrahim, 40, and Mohammad Riaz, were on the way to their shop when unidentified armed men shot them for resisting a robbery.

As a result both the victims sustained multiple bullets wounds and were rushed to the hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries during treatment.

SHO Abdul Hameed said that earlier in 2004 the victims' house was robbed as well, and two men Haroon and Azmat were nominated in the case, while in 2011 at least three robbers tried to rob their shop in which two were killed while another namely Rauf was handed over to police.

The SHO suspects' involvement of accused Haroon, Azmat and another unknown in the robbery and killing; however, further investigations are underway.

On the other hand, as the news spread about the brothers' murders, their family members, relatives, friends, and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers and leaders also reached the hospital and staged a protest against the incident. "They were killed in a targeted attack," said victims' brother, Haji Iqbal who is also a provincial leader of the PTI. "Police has failed to protect the lives of citizens."

PTI leader Dawa Khan also condemned the incident and demanded to arrest the culprits. "Is pillion riding banned in the city only for the citizens - not for the criminals?" he questioned. "The police are trying to protect their failure while changing the nature of the incident."

In a separate incident, a truck driver was killed and another wounded during a robbery near Malir Riverbed within the jurisdiction of Shah Latif Town police station. Police said that deceased was identified as 40-year-old, Abdul Ghani, son of Bari and injured as Abdul Ssamad, 25, son of Faizullah. Armed robbers on a motorcycle shot the victims' for resisting the robbery. Both the wounded were rushed to the hospital, where the driver succumbed to his injuries and the other was admitted for treatment.

Elsewhere, a man Mir Baaz Khan, 45, son of Nawab Khan was shot dead in Hazara Jadda Colony, Baldia Town within the limits of Ittehad Town police station.

Police said after getting information they rushed to the spot and shifted the body to a hospital, where doctors pronounced Mir Baaz dead. The officials also informed that the victim's family had already disappeared by the time law enforcers reached the site.

SHO Inayatullah Marwat said that a woman, Musrat, who used to run a brothel from her house, was involved directly or indirectly. "We suspect that the woman's son or husband killed the victim after an exchange of hot words. But we are still in the initial stage of the investigation to conclude anything," the SHO said.

Bodies found: A strangulated body of a woman was found from a house situated in Taiser Town within the limits of Surjani Town police station. Police said that on being informed they reached the site and shifted the body to a hospital. Deceased was identified as 45-year-old, Fehmida, wife of Taj Mohammad.


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