Karachi: 2 shot dead, two others die of suffocation
KARACHI: Two people were shot dead while two others died of suffocation in various incidents reported on Sunday. Twenty–two–year–old Ijaz Baloch was killed by aerial firing at a celebration organised by his brother. The incident was reported in Sector–4J, Sajjan Goth, within the Saeedabad police limits. A case was reported at the police station on complaint of Baloch’s mother.
Residents and eyewitnesses said that a marriage ceremony of Ali Nawaz was held in the area late Saturday night. Nawaz had arranged a function. At about 5am some friends of his started aerial firing. A bullet hit Baloch, who died on the spot. The deceased was Nawaz’s younger brother and a labourer by profession. He belonged to Turbat, Balochistan.
In a separate incident, the bullet–riddled body of a man was found from the Saeedabad area. The police said that they had received information that a dead body was lying near the Masoom Shah Shrine. The deceased was identified as 40–year–old Siraj–ud–Din, a resident of Ittehad Town. The police informed the victim’s family members. The body was further identified by Din’s son, Mohammed Nadeem.
The latter said that his father was jobless, while he himself worked with a private firm as a labourer. Two days ago, Din went out for some work but did not return. Later they received his dead body. Nadeem added that they had no enmity with anyone. The deceased belonged to Faisalabad, Punjab). A case was registered at the police station.
Meanwhile, a driver and his helper died of suffocation inside their tanker while searching for a tool. A case was reported at the Korangi Industrial Area police station.
Eyewitnesses said that the driver, Muzammil, and his helper, Talib, came from Sialkot on Saturday night to transport oil. After emptying the tanker, they parked it at the Murtaza Chowrangi stand.
On Sunday morning they were cleaning the tanker, when suddenly a tool fell inside the portion that held the oil. Muzammil jumped in. Five to 10 minutes later, when there was no response from him, his helper Talib also jumped inside to save him. Both died of suffocation. The deceased belonged to Sialkot.