Karachi: Elderly woman killed
KARACHI: A 55-year-old woman was stabbed to death allegedly by her teenaged maternal grandson and his friend in Ali Akbar Shah Goth, a shantytown of fishermen in Korangi. The Ibrahim Haideri police said the suspect, Mohammed Ismail, 14, was booked and arrested for killing Saira, wife of Abul Bashar. They said the suspect`s friend, Sultan, 14, was untraceable. Sub-inspector Ali Gohar told Dawn that the suspect and his friend were addicted to hashish and they had gone to the elderly woman to seek money to buy the narcotic. He said the teenaged suspect kicked his grandmother when she refused to accede to his request for money.
The police official, quoting the suspect, said that Sultan picked up a chopper and asked him to shut the window and door of the room. The suspect told the police officer that his friend attacked the woman with the chopper as he went to close the door.
SI Ali Gohar said the two suspects fled the crime–scene after killing the woman. He said later the police arrested Ismail as the two suspects had been seen leaving the victim`s house by children playing in the street.
The police registered a case (FIR 340/2008) against Ismail and his absconding accomplice under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the victim`s husband.
They said efforts were being made to track down the escaped suspect.