Karachi: Godhra death toll rises to six
KARACHI: The death toll in an overnight clash between two groups in New Karachi rose to six on Monday and the police claimed to have arrested about a dozen suspects in an ‘operation’ after the incident.
A senior official said the total of six people, including a woman, were killed in an exchange of gunfire between the two sides fighting over the management of a hospital in Godhra.
“We have enhanced police deployment in the affected area where our 20 mobile vans and over 125 policemen are patrolling and are deployed in different pockets,” said SP Salam Sheikh of New Karachi.
“We have arrested nearly a dozen suspects and seized arms from them. “A much larger number of suspects are being interrogated by the Rangers as well.”
He said the dispute between two religious groups over the management of an area hospital led to the violent situation on Sunday night but claimed that the deployment of the police and Rangers in the area had helped resume normal life on Monday.