Karachi: Man shot dead for political affiliations
KARACHI: An elderly man was shot dead over his political affiliations on Saturday, while two others were killed in separate incidents. According to details, 60-year-old Ashfaq, a resident of Bhittai Colony, Korangi Crossing, was shot six times at Juna Market, within the jurisdiction of Risala Police Station. According to Enquiry officer Nawaz, two men on a motorcycle shot Ashfaq using 30-Boor pistols. The deceased used to run a hotel near his residence and was a staunch supporter of a certain political party. His body was taken to Civil Hospital, Karachi (CHK) for legal formalities but no FIR was registered till the filing of this report.
In another incident, Nazar Hussain, a bandmaster, was killed by a stray bullet during celebratory firing at a wedding in Paper Market, within the jurisdiction of Kharadar Police Station. The deceased was playing the drums with his son, Iftikhar, when the bullet hit him.
His body was taken to the CHK for legal formalities and the police have registered FIR No. 266/08 against the bridegroom and his brothers Sarfaraz and Shehzad, on behalf of the deceased’s son. The police had already arrested Sarfaraz and his friend Rashid in connection with the killing. It is pertinent to mention here that two teenaged boys were recently killed due to celebratory firing at a wedding ceremony.
Elsewhere, unidentified men killed a teenage boy, Arif Khan, son of Haji Khair Mohammad, near his residence in Sector 5-J, Baldia Town, within the jurisdiction of Saeedabad Police Station.
Arif’s father had recently been released from prison, after serving a four-year sentence on murder charges. The police cited old enmity as a possible motive and registered an FIR No. 301/08 on behalf of the deceased’s father.