Six, including MQM activist, killed in violence, mishaps
KARACHI: Six persons, including an activist of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and a legal adviser of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), died in separate incidents of violence and mishaps in the metropolis on Tuesday.
An activist of the MQM was shot dead near his house within the limits of Shah Faisal Colony police station. The victim, 18-year-old Abdul Rehman, son of Maqsood, was a resident of Shah Faisal Colony No 1. He was sitting outside his house when two men reached and after exchanging some hot words opened fire on him. Resultantly, he died on the spot whereas the culprits managed to flee from the scene.
SHO Khalid Nadeem Baig said victim was an activist of MQM and may have been killed over some personal enmity. Body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for post mortem, where scores of MQM activists reached. Tension engulfed the surrounding areas of Shah Faisal Colony and all shops and markets were closed. Case was not registered till filing of this report.
Separately, three persons, including a woman and the legal adviser of KESC, were found dead in mysterious circumstances in Defence Phase II within the limits of Defence police station. Police sources said that the bodies were found from an apartment located in Defence Phase II, extension near Ayaz Mosque.
Police, upon receiving information reached the scene and found three bodies lying in blood pools. Bodies of deceased, identified as Advocate Faheem-ul-Kareem, Wajid Mughal and Qurat-ul-Ain, were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities. Police also found some bottles of vine from the scene. Doctors opined that the deceased were tortured and stabbed before being strangulated.
SP Tariq Razzak Dharejo said that the deceased advocate was a legal adviser to the KESC. The apartment where the incident took place is said to be Mughal’s flat. SP Dharejo said investigation is underway and it would be premature to say anything before conclusion.
Police officials said that Mughal used to run a photo studio in the apartment and they have found some cameras while eyewitness said that a party was organised by Mughal at his flat on Monday where they had a quarrel with unidentified men who killed them and ran away from the scene.
Victim Faheem, youngest among six siblings, was a resident of Gizri. Police say that he usually had been seeing Mughal after his job timings, adding that Qurat-ul-Ain was a make up designer.
Area people said that they were passing by when they found the apartment’s door open and Mughal’s body lying indoor. Vice chairman of Sindh Bar Council Iftikhar Javed Qazi has condemned the killing of lawyer and announced a boycott of the courts on Wednesday. Case was not registered till filing of this report.
In another incident, a man Fayyaz, son of Ahmed Shah, was shot dead while his friend Rafique got bullet injuries in Gulshan Sikander Abad in the precincts of Jackson police station.
Duty officer ASI Akram said both victims were sitting in front of their houses, where unidentified men open fire on them, resultantly Fayyaz died on the spot. Officer further said Fayyaz was the labourer by his profession and he had no affiliation with any political party. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi for legal formalities.
Meanwhile, a young man was electrocuted in the remit of North Nazimabad police station. Police said, Muhammad Rashid 25, a resident of Orangi Town was on his way home when he touched a drenched electric poll near KDA intersection during rain and died on the spot.