Karachi: Young man shot dead in mysterious conditions
KARACHI: A young man was shot dead in the Bohra Pir area just two weeks before he was to leave for the UAE for to join his new job, police said on Thursday. While the police remained clueless about the motive and people behind the killing, they picked up the shop’s owner for questioning where the victim had come to meet his former colleagues.
“Hamid-ur-Rahman, in his mid-20s, was a resident of an apartment on M.A. Jinnah Road and came to a shop in Sheesha Market, where he had worked till a few weeks ago,” said Risala SHO Inspector Faryad Hussain Bhatti. The youngster was to leave for the UAE soon where he had recently got a job, he said, adding that he visited the shop of his former employer to see his former colleagues in a courtesy call. The inspector said: “Hamid was sitting with his former employer in the shop when he received a single bullet in the head fired from a close range. However, the shop owner and his ex-colleagues claimed that they only heard the sound of a single gunshot before witnessing him falling to the ground in a pool of blood.”While quoting witness accounts, he said that it seemed that the youngster was killed by a stray bullet though it had not been established so far. “According to an initial medico-legal examination held at the Civil Hospital Karachi, the bullet was fired from very a close range,” he said. But, he added, the shop was situated in a congested and thickly populated area that made the case complex. He said the police had handed over the body to the victim’s family after medico-legal formalities.
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