Two shot dead in Karachi riots
KARACHI: Two passengers were shot dead, four people were injured and two vehicles were burnt Sunday by people who were returning after a burial in Qasba Colony, within the jurisdiction of the Peerabad police station.
The riots broke out while relatives of deceased Amir Shehzad, 20, a resident of Qasba Colony, were returning from Paracha graveyard after the Zohr prayers. Police said that relatives started protesting and shouting slogans, demanding the arrest of Shehzad’s killers.
“The deceased’s relatives were really angry. They started pelting stones at vehicles and burning tires on the roads,” claimed Site Town SP Ather Rasheed Butt.
DSP Akram Abro claimed that when the crowd got to the main road, some people stopped a passenger bus on route number W-19, bearing license number PE-5960, and a rickshaw. They pulled out the people from inside and burnt the vehicles. Faheem and Bilawal Khan, the drivers of the bus and rickshaw respectively, both sustained injuries.
DSP Abro claimed that when the crowd got near Shehzad Morr, some people again started rioting and others opened fire on another passenger bus, bearing license number PE-4440. Two passengers named Saeed Zaman, 30, and one unidentified man around 28 to 32 years old, were shot dead, he added. “I cannot say exactly how many people were people but, unofficially, I heard two names Younus and Shakeel,” he told Daily Times.
DSP Abro said that it’s possible that some people started looting during the commotion and that the police are not sure exactly who was rioting at this point. “Perhaps some miscreants decided to take advantage of the situation by rioting,” said Abro On the other hand, SHO Rustam Khattak said, “Of course the relatives were the rioters. And we are looking for the families of these two people who were killed to register a case.”
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