Karachi: Cleric killed
KARACHI: The faculty member of a religious seminary was shot dead by unknown attackers in Baldia Town on Friday afternoon. The deceased, Abdul Malik, 40, was a resident of Frontier Colony, Site. Quoting eyewitnesses, the police said that Mr Malik was passing through Ittehad Town in his car when four to five persons in a white Toyota Corolla opened fire on him and fled. The victim died on the spot, they added.
According to the police, eyewitnesses managed to recall only three digits (743) of the registration number of the attackers’ vehicle.
The victim received bullets to his head and abdomen. Police took Mr Malik’s body to the Civil Hospital for a postmortem examination.
Site Town SP Athar Rasheed Butt said that Abdul Malik was nominated in a murder FIR registered at the Sharea Faisal police station some three to four months back.
A duty officer at the Sharea Faisal police station also confirmed the FIR saying that the deceased had lodged an FIR under Section 324 pertaining to a dispute over the possession of an apartment and the rival party had also lodged a counter FIR under Section 302 nominating Abdul Malik as a suspect in the murder of a person who had been killed in the dispute.
Following the incident, students of Ashraful Madaris located in Gulistan-i-Jauhar took to the streets pelting passing vehicles with stones. However, Shah Faisal SP Javed Meher said that law and order situation remained under control and no action was taken against the protesting students.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.