Karachi: Bodies of five men found in gunny bags
KARACHI: The bodies of five men, stuffed in gunny bags, were found in different parts of the city on Sunday, police said. Two of them were identified as workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement while the remaining three bodies were yet to be identified, the police and party sources said.
The body of a young man, packed in a gunny bag, was found near the Kakri Ground, within the remit of the Kharadar police station, in the early hours of the day.
The police said they shifted the body of the young man, later identified as 23-year-old Feroz Iqbal, to the Civil Hospital Karachi for a post-mortem examination. The body bore severe torture marks, they said, adding that the victim was slaughtered. The police said Feroz Iqbal was an MQM worker, who went missing near his home in Agra Taj Colony on Saturday.
Three men were found shot dead in the Ghas Mandi area, said an official of the Kalakot police station. He added that the bodies lying at a desolate place near Cheel Chowk were spotted by area people who subsequently informed the police.
Kalakot SHO Babar Hameed told Dawn that all the three bodies were found stuffed in gunny bags and were shifted to the CHK for medico-legal formalities. He said it seemed the victims were killed somewhere else before their bodies were dumped in the area.
Doctors said the bodies bore torture marks and multiple bullet wounds. Two of the victims were in their mid-20s and the other was in his 40s, they said.
The SHO said the bodies were moved to the Edhi morgue in Sohrab Goth for want of identification where one of the victims was identified as Shahid alias Bali, a resident of Baldia Town. Shahid was a worker of the MQM, according to the police and the party sources.
The body of another young man was found stuffed in a gunny bag near Bacha Khan Chowk in Banaras, the police said. “The victim was strangled with a piece of rope and was also hit by some hard and blunt weapon,” said an official of the Pirabad police station. He added that the victim appeared to be in his late-20s.
A piece of paper found in the victim’s pocket stated that he was killed because he had illegitimate relations with the killer’s sister, said Orangi Town SP Khurram Waris. “However, the paper might have been placed there to mislead investigators,” the SP said.