Karachi: ST activist shot dead
KARACHI: Panic and tension gripped a Bengali-speaking people neighbourhood in Korangi late on Tuesday night after a 24-year-old activist of Sunni Tehreek was gunned down by at least four attackers, witnesses and police said. The ST said Amir Hakeem was the party’s unit in charge in Bilal Colony, Korangi, and he was shot dead at Bengali Mohalla late in the night.
It said the victim had received death threats by political rivals who did not want the ST man to carry on party activities in the area.
The ST said the victim had reported his apprehensions to the area police who, however, did not take any action in this regard.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where sources said the victim received at least four bullet wounds in his upper torso from a very close range as two bullets went through his body.
Later, the victim’s brother Ameer Hussain lodged an FIR for the murder of his brother and named Rambo and Wali Mohammed Pathan among the unknown number of attackers.
A Korangi police official said no arrest was so far made, though the police were making hectic efforts to track down the suspects.
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