3 killed in Karachi
KARACHI: The body of a kidnapped customs clearing agent was found on Sunday, while a day-old body was recovered near Superhighway. In a separate incident, an Afghan was shot dead and two of his associates injured in Maymar Complex on Sunday. The bullet riddled body of 45-year-old Sohrab Khan was found in the boot of his car, a Toyota Platz, near Salman Heights, Firdous Colony, within the jurisdiction of the Gulbahar Police Station. He was a resident of New Karachi and worked as a customs clearing agent at the Karachi Jinnah International Airport.
According to SHO Fassiuddin, Khan was kidnapped on Saturday around 5:00 p.m. on his way home from the airport. Mohammad Ali, the deceased’s partner, received a phone call from Khan, in which he informed Ali of his kidnapping and asked him to arrange for Rs 70,000 to Rs 80,000 as ransom. Ali informed the deceased’s family and a man received the ransom money in Karimabad and fled.
Area residents going to offer Fajr prayers saw the fleeing car and informed the police. The SHO added that it was possible that Khan, a father of three children, might have recognized the kidnappers and therefore, they killed him. FIR No. 46/08 has been registered against unidentified men.
In another incident, Siraj Deen, aged 35, was killed while two associates, Nasir and Qadir Daud, were injured during a shootout near their residence in Maymar Complex, Super Market, within the jurisdiction of the Sohrab Goth Police Station. “The incident took place around 4:30 p.m. and seems to be a case of old enmity. The victims earlier killed a man of a rival group and their deaths were in retaliation to that attack,” said SHO Ejaz Rajper.
Both the attackers and the victims are Afghans. The deceased’s family, although aware of the assailants’ identities, did not nominate them in the FIR, as it is a matter of revenge. However, the police have registered an FIR against unidentified men.
The body of a 40-year-old man was found in the bushes near Mohammad Khan link road, Super Highway, within the jurisdiction of the Sachal Police Station. “There were no torture marks or bullet wounds on the body, therefore the cause of death has not yet been ascertained,” said SHO Khanzada, adding that the body was nearly a day old. The body has been shifted to the Edhi morgue at Sohrab Goth for identification but no FIR has been registered till the filing of this report.