Karachi: One dies, four wounded in bike-rickshaw drivers’ clash
KARACHI: A man was killed and four others were wounded in a clash between two groups of bike-rickshaw drivers in New Muzaffarabad Colony near Rehri Goth within the remit of the Quaidabad police station on Friday.
The police said that the two groups had been at odds for the past few months over the control of the area’s bike-rickshaw terminal, which was being used by one group and the other group wanted to take it over.
The bike-rickshaw (known as Qingqi) service has become a popular mode of public transport in the area for a short-distance journey, said a duty officer at the Quaidabad police station. He said that the two groups had a heated argument after which one group attacked the other with firearms. As result, he added, Nazarur Rehman alias Lal, 25, sustained a fatal bullet wound in the chest.
Four other drivers, Wilayat Khan, Sher Nawab, Mohammad and Fazlur Rehman, were also wounded in the firing.
The police said that the deceased succumbed to his wound before he could be taken to hospital. Three other victims were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for treatment. Police said that the attackers managed to flee the scene after the incident.
The deceased was a resident of New Muzaffarabad Colony, the duty officer said. An FIR could not be registered as the bereaved family was busy with his funeral, he added.