Karachi: MQM man shot dead on his victim’s death anniversary
KARACHI: An 18-year-old Muttahida Qaumi Movement activist, Syed Umer Hussain, who was recently released from jail for murdering a CD shop owner, was gunned down on his victim’s death anniversary Saturday night.
The CD shop owner Hamid was killed a year ago, said ASI Zafar Iqbal. Hussain and his cousin Haider Ali, 20, were targeted by unidentified men on Saturday midnight outside their residence at Empire Center, block-20, Gulistan-e-Johar within the jurisdiction of Sharah-e-Faisal police station, said ASI Zafar Iqbal.
Hussain was shot four times and died on the spot and Haider was shot twice. Hussain was taken to the nearest private hospital Darul Sehat. His family took his body to the Edhi morgue but the police took it to JPMC for an autopsy, where a number of MQM workers were present. The deceased’s father, Abid Hussain, a business manager in a daily local newspaper said that his son left the house to buy milk.
Haider is admitted at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and is condition was critical so he could not give any statement. A 9mm and a TT pistol were used.
There are some unconfirmed reports, according to the ASI, that Hussain had some links with Agha Faisal, an associate of underworld don Shoaib Khan. Hussain’s uncle Syed Sohail has alleged that Agha Faisal is behind the murder. The police is waiting the deceased’s family to register a case, the officer added.
MQM-H activist shot dead Mohammad Maqbool, 26, was gunned down near at his house at sector 37-C within the jurisdiction of Landhi PS. He and his brother Mohammad Amin went out to distribute cards for his brother’s wedding. The incident took place upon their return home in their car (AJH-188). They were shot with a TT pistol.
Maqbool was unmarried and worked as a salesman in a private medical company. The Police registered FIR No. 82/08 on behalf of Amin. Meanwhile, Akhtar Hussain MQM-H Joint Rabita Committee in-charge claimed that the deceased was a member of the Landhi unit committee of the MQM-H.