Hyderabad: Cellphone trader killed
HYDERABAD: A young cellphone shopkeeper was gunned down in the Latifabad area on Thursday. Amir Hussain was with his friend, Asif, at his shop in unit-7 of Latifabad when three armed bandits arrived there. They first picked up some cellphone cards and forced their entry into the shop and grappled with the shopkeeper.
Initial statement of the deceased’s friend, Asif, was that a bullet was fired from one of the bandits’ weapon that hit Amir in his head. He was taken to Bhittai hospital and then to civil hospital in a critical condition but he didn’t survive. No case is so far lodged.
He used to deal in cellphone cards and sale of mobile phones. The shop normally used to shut down at around 1.30am but it unusually remained opened till 2.45am on the day of killing.
Amir Hussain was a resident of 7-D area of unit-7 Latifabad where shopkeepers burnt tyres and kept their shops closed in units-7 and 8 of Latifabad area. No FIR is so far lodged.
It has been learnt that around six to seven months ago the same shopkeeper was robbed but the dacoits were caught by the local people and were given severe beating. Police suspect that these robbers who were challaned by A-section could be involved in that incident too.
Our Shikarpur correspondent adds district, 30-year-old Shadi Khan Marfani, son of a notable of Marfani tribe of village Khand Marfani, taluka Garhi Yasin, was gunned down in ambush allegedly by his rivals of the same tribe in the limits of Garhi Yasin police station on Thursday.