Karachi: Doctor killed over personal enmity
KARACHI: As reported by the Dawn News on Monday, a doctor was gunned down in North Nazimabad on Sunday afternoon in what police suspected as an attack motivated by personal enmity.
The police quoted witnesses as saying that the killer clad in shalwar kameez ran away after opening fire on Dr Sardar Khan, 32, who had come out of a mosque.
“None of the onlookers attempted to go after the killer who was on foot, as he was carrying a weapon,” said an official of the Shahrah-e-Noor Jehan Police Station.
The victim, however, was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, the official said.
The victim had suffered three bullet wounds fired from a close range, doctors said.
North Nazimabad Town SP Zafar Iqbal told Dawn News that Dr Khan was a resident of Lea Market.
The victim’s brother was also killed in Qasba Colony about four to five months back, the SP said, adding that the incident seemed to be motivated by personal enmity.
The police officer added that the doctor had come along with his relatives to see a family in North Nazimabad in connection with a marriage proposal for his sister’s son.
It was during his visit that Dr Khan went to the area mosque and offered Zuhar prayers.
He was coming out of the mosque when a man shot him, the police said.