Karachi: 8, including woman, fall prey to violence and mishaps
KARACHI: Eight people, including a woman, were killed in separate incidents of violence and mishaps that took place in different parts of the metropolis on Tuesday.
Unidentified armed men shot dead an accountant of a private bank within the jurisdiction of Taimuria police station. Abdul Qadir, 34, resident of Godhra camp, was going in his car when two armed men riding a motorcycle opened fire, injuring him at Shafiq Morr. Police officials said two passersby, Abdul Waheed, 40, and Saleem, 50, were also injured in the incident. The injured were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) where Qadir succumbed to his injuries during treatment.
Sub Inspector Mohammad Shabbir said the victim had no affiliation with any political or religious organisation, adding he used to work as a chattered accountant in a private bank in Clifton.
As his body reached his house, scores of people, including his family members and relatives, held a protest on a road over his killing. The protesters also pelted the passing vehicles with stones. The area was also echoed with the intense aerial fire during the protest. A passerby, Abdul Ghani, was also injured as a stray bullet hit him. However, a heavy contingent of the law enforcers rushed to the scene and took the situation under control.
Police officials said the initial investigation suggested that the incident occurred over a personal enmity, however, the investigation was underway. They said that the police was waiting for the family for registration of the case.
In another act of violence, the body of a young man was found from an empty plot located in Block 6 of Gulistan-e-Jauhar. Police officials said unidentified men brought the man to the place and later killed him by hitting his face with an iron rod.
Meanwhile, a woman was killed and her two children were injured when the roof of their house collapsed on them in Baldia Town No 12 within the jurisdiction of Saeedabad police station.
Police officials said 30-year-old Akhter Bibi and her two children, Areesha, 6, and Anas, 10, were sitting inside the house when its roof collapsed on them. As a result, they suffered injuries and were shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) where the woman breathed her last, while her two children were discharged after treatment.
Separately, a young labourer was killed after he fell down from the fourth floor of an under construction building near Safoora Chowk within the jurisdiction of Sachal police station. The victim was identified as Ayaz, 19, son of Abdullah and resident of Sachal Goth. He hailed from Mirpurkhas. His body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for an autopsy.
In a road accident, an elderly man was killed when his bike skidded off a road within in the limits of Nazimabad police station. Abdul Qadir, 55, son of Abdul Majeed, was going home on his bike, which slipped on a road near Inquiry Office in Nazimabad. As a result, he received injuries in his head and died after some moments. The body was shifted to the ASH for an autopsy.
In yet another incident, a 45-year-old Ayaz, a manager of marriage hall, was shot dead outside his office in Korangi Crossing. He was standing outside Noor Saba Narriage Lawn when two unidentified armed men shot him dead. The body was shifted the JPMC for an autopsy. No case was registered till filing the report.
A cobbler was shot dead near Haroon Royal City within the limits of Shahrah-e-Faisal police station. Jabir Hussain, 25, resident of Hussain Hazara Goth, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, was going home after closing his pushcart when armed men shot him dead. The body was shifted to the JPMC for medico-legal formalities. Police said the victim had no affiliation with any political party. He hailed from Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa. No case was registered till filing the report.
A man was killed and two others were injured in Abid Abad in the remits of Mochko police station. The incident took place at Mochko, Baldia when unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate fire, resultantly Lal Zameen, 55, died on the spot while Saif and Sultan received bullet injuries. The body and injured were shifted to CHK.
SP Jam Zafarullah said the victim was the resident of Keamari Town, adding that Zameen had arrived in Baldia to meet his friend when unidentified men targeted him. The officer said the victim hailed from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.