Karachi: 3 youth killed in Garden area
KARACHI: Three youngsters were gunned down in the Garden area in the early hours of Monday. The killings seemed to be motivated by personal enmity, the police said. They said the killed youngsters — identified as 22-year-old Kashif Hameed, Zubair Hashim, 20, and Zubair Sadiq, 20 — were shot dead inside a garbage dump in Shoe Market within the remit of the Garden police station. “The deceased were in fact drug addicts,” said DSP Javed Aslam, the area’s supervisory police officer. “They used to take narcotic stuffs at the same location for the past couple of years that became a source of contention between them and some area people.” He said only last week the two side had had an exchange of hot words and a few youths of the areas scuffled with these youngsters, who despite repeated complaints from people did not give up their ‘favourite place’. “They spent most of their daytime at the same place. In the early hours of Monday, two men on a motorbike stopped outside the dump and fired at the youngsters, killing them on the spot,” added DSP Aslam.