Violence continues: 4 killed, 2 bandits shot dead
02 March, 2013
KARACHI: Four people, including a worker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and another of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), were killed in separate acts of violence, while two bandits were shot dead in different incidents in the city on Friday.
According to details, a rickshaw driver affiliated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was killed at Chisti Nagar, Orangi Town within the precincts of Iqbal Market police station.
SHO Muhammad Sabir said that the deceased 33-year-old Shafqat, son of Liaquat, was sitting in his rickshaw in the wee hours of Friday when two armed pillion riders emerged and open targeted firing on him. As a result he received multiple bullet wounds and died on the spot.
His body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities. He said the deceased was the father of three children and lived in the same area. The SHO informed that the deceased hailed from Kashmir and was a worker of MQM's Unit 118. The ongoing killing of political workers is the reason behind the killing, he added.
In another incident, a man affiliated with ASWJ, formerly known as Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), was killed within the vicinity of Iqbal Market police station. According to the police, the deceased 30-year-old Abdul Razzak, son of Allah Waraya, was sitting outside Dar-ul-Uloom Hussain where armed riders shot him multiple times and escaped. He received fatal bullet wounds and died on the spot. His body was shifted to ASH for autopsy. A police official said that the deceased lived inside the mosque and hailed from Sadaqabad, Punjab.
Separately, a man was killed near his house on Nishter Road, Garden within the jurisdiction of Soldier Bazaar police station.
SHO Qamar Kiyani said that the deceased Mehr Niazi, son of Anwar Niazi, was an employee in a construction office and was standing outside his office when four armed riders opened indiscriminate fire on him. Resultantly he received critical bullet wounds and was rushed to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for treatment where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. He said that the deceased had a few months ago left his house in Lyari, Usmanabad area and was recently residing in Baldia Town area. He said that Lyari gangsters might have been involved in his murder. Further investigation was underway.
The bullet-riddled body of a man was found from Sarafa Market situated in Kharadar area within the limits of Kharadar police station.
SHO Idrees Bangash said that unidentified culprits first kidnapped the victim and after shooting him threw his body from a running vehicle and escaped. The SHO said that the body was taken to CHK for autopsy. He said that the identity of the victim could not be ascertained, however, he appears to be a 24-year-old man and Urdu speaking.
An alleged bandit was killed while his accomplices managed to flee in a snatching bid near Shidi Goth situated at Shah Latif Town within the jurisdiction of Shah Latif police station. SHO Ali Hassan Shaikh said that two alleged bandits snatched a Shehzore truck bearing registration number KNA 6279 on gunpoint. While fleeing from the scene the patrolling police party signalled them to stop, upon which the bandits opened fire and an encounter ensued.
Resultantly, one alleged bandit who was later identified as Fareed Laghari, resident of Memon Goth, received critical bullet wounds. He was rushed to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for treatment where during treatment he succumbed to his injuries. The SHO further said that one TT pistol was also recovered from his possession while his other accomplice managed to flee. He said that the deceased was nominated in many cases of snatching and robberies. Further investigation was underway.
In another similar incident, a commuter braved up to two bandits and shot one dead while they were looting valuables from him near Darul Uloom, Korangi situated at Sector 28, Korangi within the limits of Awami Colony police station. SHO Hatim Marwat quoting the statement of eyewitnesses said that two alleged bandits were looting valuables from a commuter when suddenly the commuter opened fire from his pistol.
As a result one alleged bandit who was yet to be identified received fatal bullet wounds and died on the spot. The body was shifted to JPMC for postmortem. The SHO informed that the bandit's accomplice managed to flee. Police also recovered a TT pistol from the bandit's custody.