Karachi: Youngster stabbed to death
KARACHI: A meeting of area elders called to settle a dispute between two groups of youths in Bin Qasim Town turned ugly on Friday when the youngsters became violent and used knives, sticks and stones against each other that left one of them dead, police said. The police added that residents of Umar Marvi Goth, a locality on the city`s outskirts along the National Highway, were holding a Jirga after Friday prayers to settle the dispute involving a cellphone snatching by one of the youngsters.
“While it`s a centuries-old tradition and the disputes do resolve in such sittings, unfortunately it didn`t work today,” said Shah Latif Town SHO Sub-Inspector Mulazim Hussain. “Actually, a 24-year-old resident of the goth, Jamal, complained to the area elders against some youngsters of the neighbourhood that the latter had snatched his cellphone on Wednesday evening.”
The Jirga, led by some elders, was hearing both sides but the accused turned violent when evidence against them were brought before the gathering, he said. “It seems that finding themselves trapped they attacked the other group and participants of the meeting. They mainly targeted complainant Jamal and stabbed him,” the SHO said.
Two other people also sustained injuries, he said, adding that all the victims were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre while Jamal succumbed to the injuries on the way. “Although the attackers escaped after the incident, we are very much confident that we will arrest them. They all are the residents of the same goth and everyone, even members of their families, is witness to the incident,” he added.
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