8 killed in different parts of metropolis
KARACHI: Eight people, including an advocate, were killed in violence and other incidents in different parts of the metropolis on Thursday.
Advocate Mohammad Murtaza Chinoye, 32, was sitting at his office when two armed men after exchanging hot words, shot him dead at his office in Zamzama Commercial Street within the limits of Clifton police station.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for an autopsy. SHO Rao Rafiq said the victim was the resident of Bath Island, Clifton. He said the victim was unmarried and mostly had deals in corporate cases.
President Karachi Bar Council Mohammad Aqil Advocate has condemned the killing of the advocate and demanded arrest of the killers while Vice Chairman Sindh Bar Council Iftikhar Javed Qazi has announced a complete strike across Sindh against the murder of Chinoye. He said that around 19 lawyers had been killed in the current year while the government had failed to arrest those target killers.
Police officials said that some official papers of the victim were also missing. Police have registered an FIR (202/11) against unidentified men on the complaint of victim’s relative Salman and initiated a probe into it.
Separately, a traffic police constable was shot dead in Naval Colony within the precincts of Mauripur police station. Amjad Iqbal, 32, son of Mohammad Iqbal, a resident of Naval Colony, was standing in front of his house when accused Shafi Mohammad exchanged hot words and shot him dead on the spot. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for legal formalities. SHO Idrees Alam Bangash said the victim had some dispute with Shafi.
Meanwhile, police have found a three-day-old body of a man from bushes in Malir Naddi within the limits of Steel Town police station. The identity of the victim was yet to be ascertained. Police said that the victim had several torture marks and received a bullet in head. The body was shifted to the JPMC for legal formalities and later moved to Edhi Morgue for identification. Police have registered a case against unidentified men on the complaint of state.
Similarly, a body of a man was found from a truck stand near Ghani Chowrangi within the jurisdiction of Site A police station. The identity of the victim was yet to be ascertained. SHO Shams Zaman said the victim appeared to be an Urdu-speaking and had several torture marks. The body was shifted to the CHK and later moved to Edhi Morgue.