Karachi: Tension grips several areas as four more killed
Karachi: Tension gripped several areas of the city as four people, including a teenaged boy, were shot dead separate incidents on Monday. Armed men targeted a tailor, Ghulam Murtaza, 22, at the Mehran Depot in Model Colony at Sehri time. Police said he was a resident of the same area and at Sehri he was asked by his parents to bring tea and Parathas from a tea cafe.
Murtaza had a dispute with the tea cafe owner, Naseem Khan, who pulled out his pistol and fatally shot him in the head before fleeing.
Murtaza was the only bread-winner of his family. He hailed from Larkana. On Monday evening, a few minutes before Iftari, two groups clashed in Rabia City in the Sharea Faisal police limits. In the crossfire, a passer-by, Salman, 18, was injured. He was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police said that Salman was a resident of the same area and had gone to a market to purchase vegetables. He was caught in the crossfire while returning home.
During a gun battle between two groups, armed men attacked a shop in the Mobina Town police and killed two persons identified as Mansoor Khan and Zain.
Police said that the incident happened before Iftari at an electronic goods’ repair shop situated under Usman Terrace, Abul Hasan Isfahani Road.
They added that two armed men riding a motorcycle opened indiscriminate fire, injuring Khan and Zain, workers of the shop, and fled.
The injured were taken to hospital where both succumbed to their injuries. The deceased Khan was a resident of the Ayesha Manzil area while Zain lived in Metroville, SITE.
Investigators termed the incident a part of the ongoing target killings, and added that they were trying to determine as to which group was behind the double murder.