Karachi: Man killed by brothers over money dispute
KARACHI: A 45-year-old man was shot dead on Wednesday by his two younger brothers in Bilal Colony, police said. Quaidabad police said Sher Mohammed, son of Rasheed Khan, was shot dead at his house at around 12.30pm by his brothers, Akhtar and Siraj, who fled the scene.
SHO Inspector Asif Rauf told Dawn that the victim was a labourer and his younger brothers, who lived in the same street, killed him over a monetary dispute.
He said that suspect Akhtar phoned the police control and told the operator that his brother, Sher Mohammed, came to his house and quarrelled with him.
The SHO said he along with a police party reached Akhtar’s house where the suspect told him that his brother had left. Inspector Asif said that the suspect again phoned the police telling them that he had killed his brother.
He said that the police reached the spot immediately and found the victim lying dead in a pool of blood. The suspects also fired at the victim’s 16-year-old son in their bid to kill him but he escaped.
The body was moved to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where sources said the victim had received four bullets from a close range.
The police registered a case against the two absconding brothers under Section 302 and 324 of the Pakistan Penal Code for murdering Sher Mohammed and attempting to murder the complainant, the victim’s son. The police said the suspected brothers were also married and the family hailed from the NWFP.