Suspected gangster shot dead in Lyari
KARACHI: While the police set up as many as 18 pickets in parts of gang-infested Lyari, rival gangsters continued on Saturday to exchange fire from their respective strongholds, witnesses said. They said an alleged gangster was killed in a firing incident in Baghdadi and his accomplices took his body to the Civil Hospital.
Hospital sources said that a man was brought to the emergency department, but relatives took away the body after the doctors pronounced him dead. They said a police officer of the Baghdadi police also reached the hospital after the medico-legal section reported the arrival of a victim with a bullet wound.
The sources said a police party went to Eidhu Lane to retrieve the body but was not successful. Lyari SSP Raja Umar Khattab told Dawn that the situation in the violence-plagued vicinity had started returning to normal. “At least 50 per cent of push-cart vendors have resumed their business,” he added.