Target killers maul 7 Karachiites
KARACHI: As reported by the Daily Times on Friday, target killings in the city Thursday claimed eight more lives raising the death toll to 16 within the past 48 hours.
The bullet-riddled, tortured body of a man was found near the Lyari Degree College in Kalakot police jurisdiction.
Police said the deceased identified as Saqib, 24, son of Javed Baloch, a resident of Afshani Street, Lyari was kidnapped Wednesday after a clash between Baba Ladla group and Rehman Dakait relatives’ Muslim Baloch group.
His body was shifted to CHK, from where the heirs took it away after completing medico-legal formalities. Police have registered FIR No 312/10 against unidentified men.
Another bullet-riddled body was recovered from Ali Akbar Shah graveyard. Ibrahim Hyderi Police said the victim identified as Mohammad Hussain Bengali, 25, son of Sher Ahmed, was a resident of Sector 48-F, Korangi.
SHO Lal Bux said the victim was an active worker of Bengal Action Committee, a sub-organisation of MQM, and owned a hotel in Korangi.
A Shia man was gunned down near his house in North Karachi within the limits of Sir Syed Police Station.
Police said Syed Shadab Rizvi, 30, son of Raziuddin, a resident of Sector 11-A, North Karachi, was returning home from the market when unidentified armed men in a car opened fire on him.
In Azizabad, a notorious gambler was shot dead near Sufa Mosque. Police said Afzal Ahmed Shahab alias Gulfam, 42, son of Dildar, was standing outside his house when two armed men riding a motorcycle opened fire on him. He sustained two bullet wounds and died on the spot.
In Sohrab Goth, 28-year-old Yousuf, son of Abdul Ghafoor, was gunned down, police said.
DSP Iftikhar Lodhi said the deceased, hailing from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, had a dispute with some of his relatives, who might be involved in his murder.
Separately, a motorcycle mechanic was shot dead in Khadda Market, Lyari within the limits of Baghdadi Police Station.
Police said the deceased identified as 24-year-old Abid, son of Ismail, was drinking tea at Bilal Hotel, when an unidentified man opened fire on him, killing him on the spot.
In Al Falah, a bullet-riddled body was recovered from Zamzama Corner, Shamsi Society. Police identified the victim as Mohammad Irfan, son of Atta Rasool, a resident of Junejo Town, Manzoor Colony.
Police said the deceased was kidnapped Wednesday by unidentified culprits, who threw away his body after killing him.
Meanwhile, 25-year-old Zeeshan was shot dead by unidentified armed men in Keamari while his father Zafar Iqbal was also wounded.
SHO Chaudhry Irshad said the deceased was going home with his father in a car bearing registration number ATB-771 when three armed motorcyclists intercepted them and opened indiscriminate firing in front of KPT Gate No 15.
Zeeshan was killed on the spot while his father sustained injuries, he added.