9 succumb to violence in Karachi
KARACHI: Nine people, including a woman, died in separate incidents of violence and mishaps in different parts of the metropolis on Tuesday.
An employee of the Fauji Fertilizer was shot dead near Jogi Mor by unknown bandits within the limits of Shah Latif police station. The incident took place at Jogi Mor when transport van of Fauji Fertilizer (JE-9739) was on its way to drop the employees back home after work. When it reached near Jogi Mor, two armed motorcyclists intercepted and tried to stop the van. The driver refusing to give up, tried to speed away from the bikers on which they opened fire. Resultantly, a company technician 22-year-old Ziaullah, son of Rahim received a bullet. The van driver, however, kept speeding away and finally lost the trailing motorcyclists. The injured technician was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) where he succumbed to his injuries.
SHO Mulazim Hussain said that the victim was a resident of Mominabad, Orangi Town, adding that he hailed from Punjab and was unmarried. Police have registered an FIR (295/11) against unidentified men on the complaint of factory officer Asmatullah and initiated probe.
Separately, a young man was shot dead near his house in Taiser Town within the remits of Surjani police station. The victim 20-year-old Naseem, son of Hanif, was a resident of sector 7-C Taiser Town and was standing outside his house, when at least three unidentified men arrived and shot him after an exchange of few hot words. The culprits managed to flee from the scene and Naseem was shifted in critical condition to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) where he breathed his last.
According to duty officer Khan Muhammad, victim’s elder brother Talat had married under freewill a few months ago and Talat’s in-laws had given him threats on the phone, adding that the victim’s family also believed that Talat’s in-laws were involved in the murder.
The officer further said that the victim was also linked to drug peddlers and police were also investigating in such probable pretext. However, police have registered an FIR (202/11) against his in-laws Javed, Arif and Humayun on the complaint of Talat and initiated the probe.
In another incident, bullet-riddled body of a teenager was found from Siraj-ud-Daula College ground in Liaquatabad within the jurisdiction of Sharifabad police station. The victim was later identified as Najm-ul-Haq, son of Mansoor, a resident of Apsra Apartments, Liaquatabad.
SHO Iqbal Sheikh said that the police also found a pistol near his body, adding that the victim had links to gangster and robber groups and his accomplices may have been involved in his murder. The body was shifted to ASH for medico-legal formalities and later handed over to the family.
The officer added that the victim had several cases of robberies registered against him. Police have registered a case against unidentified men and initiated investigation.
Meanwhile, a strangulated body of 24-year-old married woman was found in mysterious circumstances near Lasbela roundabout within the limits of Solider Bazar police station. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Poonam wife of Rajesh, was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi for an autopsy. Police said that the body, half-bare and having several torture marks, was found in the washroom of a flat located at second floor of Prince Avenue near Lasbela roundabout. Though the autopsy report is yet to be finalised police officials feared that she might have been raped before the murder. Furthermore, officials said that the victim was a mother of a child while her spouse was at work when the incident took place. The victim’s husband, Rajesh is a waiter at a three-star hotel. No case could be registered till filing of this report.
Separately, a man was gunned down while two others injured in Banaras within the precincts of Pirabad police station. The incident took place near Rehman Hospital, Banaras, Orangi Town, where a clash between two armed groups occurred. As a result Iqbal 35, son of Adam Saaz received a bullet and died on the spot, while two others Faqeer, son of Habib-ur-Rehman and Sardar, son of Wazeer sustained injuries. The body and injured were shifted to ASH for medico-legal formalities and medical treatment.
SP Khurram Waris informed one 9mm pistol was found near the body of victim, adding that the victim used to run an estate agency in Ittehad Town and had clashed with the rival group who hailed from Hazara. Waris said that the victim was allegedly a land grabber, which may have been the reason behind his murder. The victim hailed from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and was a resident of the Frontier Colony, Orangi Town. No case could be registered till filing of this report.
In another incident, a man died while the other was injured during a brawl near Sindh Madressatul Islam within the remits of Mithadar police station. The victim, 22-year-old Adam Khan, son of Mehboob Khan, was resident of a compound situated near Sindh Madressatul Islam. In the wee hours of Tuesday, he had a scuffle with his relatives namely Asal Khan and Azmat, during which they attacked each other with daggers. As a result, Adam was fatally stabbed and died on the spot, while Asal sustained injuries, whereas Azmat managed to flee. Police shifted the body and injured to CHK.
Police said that the victim was a labour by profession and used to live with his relatives in the same compound. Police arrested Asal and further investigation into the incident is underway.