Karachi: Two brothers shot dead in Bhitaiabad
KARACHI: Two young brothers were shot dead at their doorstep in Bhitaiabad, a slum near the airport, within the remit of the Sachchal police station on Tuesday.
The area police said the double murder seemed to be the result of personal enmity caused by a property dispute between the victims and the assailants. They also said the aggrieved family cited a friend of the victims` as one of the attackers.
“Early in the day, a few men came to the house of Ahmed Omar in Bhitaiabad,” said Sub-Inspector Asif Jakhrani, the SHO of the Sachchal police station. “On the fist knock at the door, 25-year-old Rizwan Sherani opened the door. A few seconds later the family inside heard a single gunshot. Rizwan`s elder brother Owais Sherani rushed to the door.”
He said the attackers shot the elder brother also and escaped. However, he said, the family claimed they saw a friend of Rizwan`s running from the crime-scene with other suspects.
“The victims originally hailed from Quetta and kept visiting the city for business. They had become embroiled in a dispute with another party on a piece of land, while the family also hinted at their rivalry with a brother-in-law of the victims,” said the SHO of the Sachchal police station.
The bodies were handed over to the family after medico-legal formalities at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The police said an FIR would be registered against the persons suspected by the family to be involved in the murders after the burial of the two brothers.