Karachi: 4 shot dead in separate incidents
KARACHI: Four people, including an activist of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), were shot dead in separate incidents on Wednesday. Thirty–four–year–old Hassan Athar was shot dead in the Al–Falah police limits. According to the police, Athar was a resident of E-50, Bilal Town and he was moving towards his office in the morning when two armed men riding a motorcycle shot him dead at a short distance from his house.
He was an activist of the JI and worked at a private firm. He had married some seven months before. His body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where a number of JI activists reached and chanted slogans against the government. A case has been registered in this regard.
Meanwhile, a rickshaw driver Inamullah Shah was shot dead by unidentified criminals inside his house in Liaquat Colony in the Kalri police limits. The deceased was sleeping inside his house when three armed people broke in and after indulging in an argument they him dead and fled. His family members said that they had no enmity with anyone, while the police claimed that the deceased was killed over some enmity. Shah has left behind a widow, a daughter and a son. A case has been registered on the complaint of the deceased’s brother.
In yet another incident, a man and his colleague were shot dead by unidentified persons in the Kalakot police limits. According to eyewitnesses, three people riding a car had been chasing Zafar Iqbal and Zameer who were going to the Lyari Degree College on a motorcycle.
The unidentified suspects encircled Zafar and Zameer near the college, shot at them and fled. Zafar died on the spot, while Zameer later expired during treatment. Zafar was a resident of Afshani Gali and he has left behind three children. The police said that the deceased had come from Iran a few months ago and the murder seems to be the result of some enmity.