Karachi: Young man, transvestite shot dead
KARACHI: A young man and his transvestite friend were shot dead in Orangi Town on Sunday, police said. A duty officer of the Orangi Town police station said that the incident took place in Data Nagri behind the Qatar Hospital where 28-year-old Kamran alias Kamu, son of Ghulam Mohammad, and a transvestite identified as Wajahat alias Mastan were shot dead by unidentified people at around 4pm.
SP Shahjehan Khan said that Wajahat was gunned down on the doorstep of a house while Kamran was killed in the same street.
The police believed Kamran apparently had managed to flee the house, but he was chased by the attackers and shot dead in the street.
Both the victims suffered multiple bullet wounds and were pronounced dead on arrival at the nearby Qatar Hospital, the police said.
The bodies were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for legal formalities. “We believe that some other members of the transvestite community had resented their friendship and they may be behind these killings,” the SP remarked.
The police have collected spent bullet casings from the crime scene. An FIR pertaining to the killings was yet to be registered at the police station concerned.