3, including MQM activist, fall prey to Karachi target killing
KARACHI: Three people, including an activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), were killed in separate incidents of target killing in different parts of the metropolis on Wednesday. An activist of the MQM was gunned down near Noor Decoration House within the limits of Surjani police station.
The incident took place near Noor Decoration, Sector 5-D Surjani Town when unidentified armed men on a motorcycle opened fire, resultantly a 24-year-old Arif, son of Irfan, received injuries and died after few moments. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for an autopsy.
A police official Mohammad Ramzan said the victim was the resident of same area where incident took place. He said the victim was going home when unidentified armed men targeted him, adding that he was an employee in a garment factory and was also an activist of MQM.
Tension gripped the surrounding areas after the incident as all shops and markets were closed due to uncertain condition of locality. Police have registered an FIR No 236/11 against unidentified men on the complaint of victim’s brother Zeeshan and initiated a probe into the case.
Separately, the bullet-riddled body of a man was found from Lyari River in Old Golimar in the limits of Pak Colony police station. The identity of the victim is yet to be ascertained.
SHO Malik Ayub said the victim received five bullets in his body, adding that unidentified culprits kidnapped him and later killed him. Malik said victim appeared to be a Balochi and they did not found any thing from his pocket, which could show his identity.
Police shifted his body to the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for a post-mortem and later moved it to Edhi Morgue for identification. No case was registered till filing the report. Separately, a young man was shot dead near Iqra School in the precincts of Gulistan-e-Jauhar police station.
The victim was later identified as a 22-year-old Basharat Ali, son of Gauhar Ali, resident of Hussain Hazara Goth, Gulistan-e-Jauhar. He was kidnapped in the wee hours of Wednesday and later police found him in a critical condition near Iqra School.
Police shifted him to a nearest private hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Later, he was moved to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medico-legal formalities. SHO Asif Jakhrani said the victim was an employee of a garment factory and he had no affiliation with any political or religious party but some parties claimed that he was their organisation’s activist, adding that he was kidnapped from Hussain Hazara Goth and later he was found from Block 14. The official said initially police revealed that personal enmity was the motive behind the incident. No case was registered till filing the report.