Karachi: Market shuts over killing, robbery
KARACHI: Twenty-five-year-old Rashid Bashir was killed at Babar Cloth Market, in the jurisdiction of Landhi police station Monday. Two armed men on a motorcycle were trying to rob a shopper identified as Bushra, who was with her son Maqsood aged 22. The men took her wallet and gold chain and shot her and her son for resisting.
Meanwhile, shopkeeper Salman shouted for help and people gathered around. The armed men opened fire on him as well. Embroidery shop worker Bashir was hit by a stray bullet. He was a resident of Landhi No. 3.
The victims were taken to JPMC. One assailant, who was wearing a helmet, managed to flee from the scene. Shopkeepers shut down and protested against the police. SHO Khalid Javed was suspended on the orders of DIG AD Khawaja. But no arrest was made and no FIR was registered till the filing of this report.
Similarly, some unidentified armed men killed forty-year-old Nadir Khan as he entered his house in Tori Bungash Colony, in the jurisdiction of Pakistan Bazaar police station. He hailed from Peshawar and it is believed he was killed over a personal enmity.
In another incident, Mohammad Raza, 35, was seriously injured when he was hit by a cricket bat. The incident took place two days ago when he was playing cricket near his house at Banaras Colony and had a fight over the match. He was admitted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he died on Monday. He was a laborer by profession. The police registered FIR No. 216/08 on behalf of the deceased’s brother Imran. No arrest was made till the filing of this report.