4 shot dead; extortionists attack shop with hand grenade
Karachi: A boy was among four people killed as violence continued in various parts of the city on Monday. Naseem, 12, and Naeem, 25, received bullet wounds when unidentified people opened fire on them near Kati Phari in the Pirabad police limits, while they were going home.
The injured were being rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in a critical condition when Naseem breathed his last. After the incident, tension gripped the area, where shops and markets were closed as armed men resorted to aerial firing.
Heavy contingents of police and Rangers personnel rushed to the area to bring the situation under control. Earlier, the bullet-riddled body of Aga Sher Medhi, 24, was found on the rooftop of his residence situated in Amar Yasir Society in the Malir City police limits.
On Monday morning, his family members went to the rooftop and saw his body in a pool of blood. They immediately informed police, who took the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical College (JPMC) for legal formalities.
According to the police, Mehdi told his family members at Sehri that he was going to the rooftop for sleeping and later a stray bullet fatally hit him in the head.
Earlier, two bullet-riddled bodies with marks of torture on them were found lying in a garbage dump near the UBL Sports Complex in Jauharabad. Police shifted the bodies to hospital.
During investigations, it was found that some unidentified criminals had kidnapped the two men from an unknown place. They later tied their hands and feet, tortured them and then shot them dead.
One of the victims was later identified as Liaquat Khan, a resident of Sohrab Goth, who had been wanted by the police. A hand grenade was lobbed into a betel nuts shop of Haji Khan Mohammad in Soldier Bazaar on Monday afternoon, injuring two people, police said.
As soon as the police got the information about the incident, a mobile was immediately dispatched to the spot. Reaching the scene, they cordoned off the crime spot and shifted the injured to hospital.
The injured were identified as Rasheed and Asif. Rasheed was released after getting first aid while Asif was still under treatment.
Police said that the owner of the shop had been receiving some threats from gang war suspects who had also threatened to damage his shop, but Haji Khan Mohammad refused to pay the extortion money.