Man shot dead in Orangi
KARACHI: A young man was gunned down in Orangi Town in, what police said, a dispute involving drug peddlers’ gangs. Abdul Razzaq alias Pichi, 37, was shot by armed men while he was standing outside his home in the Mansoor Nagar area of Orangi Town’s sector 11½.
“The attackers ran away in a flash after the firing,” said an official at the Iqbal Market police station. “The victim sustained a single bullet wound in the chest and died on the pot. The body was later shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.”
In the initial investigations, he said, investigators linked dots that led them to the fact that the victim had recently cropped up a dispute with one of the gangs involved in drug business in the area.
“The victim was nominated in at least three cases registered at the police station for drug peddling and other crimes. The murder seemed to be linked with the same issue,” he said.
The police have registered an FIR (203/2011) under sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) against unknown suspects on a complaint of the victim’s younger brother.
In another incident, a 60-year-old man was shot dead outside his home in the Korangi area. The area police said a man came to see the victim, Javed Akhtar, at his home situated in Sector 8-C of Gulzar Colony.
“One of the family members opened the door and then called Javed telling him that someone wanted to meet him,” said an official at the Korangi Industrial Area police station.
The official quoted the victim’s family as saying that Javed went up to the door and a few seconds later they heard a single gunfire. They said they rushed to the door only to find Javed’s body in a pool of blood.
The police official said the family remained tight-lipped about personal details of the victim and appeared not wiling to share facts with the investigators. But, he said, the police were convinced that some personal enmity was the motive behind the murder.