Karachi: Policeman killed ‘by mistake’
KARACHI: Three people, including a woman, were killed on Wednesday in acts of violence in different parts of the city, police and hospital sources said. A constable of the Anti-Violent Crime Unit (AVCU) was shot dead by a salesman mistakenly in Shadman Town. The salesman was also critically wounded by the cop’s colleagues. Taimuria police said a team of the AVCU had gone to arrest a suspect, Jehangir, who was wanted in a kidnapping for ransom case. They said the AVCU team took position at a place and sent constable Zafar, who was in plainclothes, to the suspect.
The police said the constable approached the suspect and attempted to overpower him. They said that in the meanwhile a salesman, identified as Mansoor Ahmed, on his goods-laden truck saw the scuffle between the cop and the suspect and opened fire on the cop, suspecting him to be a robber. The police said the AVCU team, positioned nearby, mistook the salesman as an accomplice of the suspect and they opened fire, critically injuring him. The injured salesman was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.