Karachi: Six, including minor boy, killed in city
KARACHI: Six people, including a minor boy, were killed in separate incidents in different parts of the metropolis on Thursday. Two persons lost their lives and seven others sustained injuries in a road accident that occurred within the limits of New Karachi police station.
Police said a W-11 mini-bus (JH-0122) rammed into a rickshaw (D-58338), leaving rickshaw driver Muhammad Nawaz, son of Muhammad Bilal, and a one-year-old infant Hassan, son of Abid, dead and injuring Ishrat, 40, Rashida, 35, Farzana, 38, Yasir, 10, Areeba, 06, Esha, 06, and Waqar, 04. The bodies and injured were shifted to a nearby hospital while the responsible driver escaped from the scene. Police said the bus was taken into custody and a case (210/11) was registered under Sections 373 and 320 of the Pakistan Penal Code. The police said the victims, residents of Musa Colony, were returning home from Sector 5-J, New Karachi.
In another incident, a teenage boy died in a road accident at Two-Minute Chowrangi within the limits of Bilal Colony police station. Jhangir, 16, son of Dilshad, a resident of New Karachi, Sector 1-A-3, was going home on his motorcycle when a speeding truck knocked him, resultantly he died on the spot. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities. Police said that they had arrested responsible driver Abdul Majeed and impounded his vehicle (LFA-624).
In yet another incident, a man was crushed to death by a vehicle at Nullah Stop within the jurisdiction of New Karachi police station. Mohammad Imran, 45, son of Fazalur Rehman, was going on his motorcycle (KAK-7508) when a speeding vehicle (APX-493) knocked him, killing him on the spot. Police have impounded the vehicle but responsible driver managed to flee. The body was shifted to ASH for legal formalities and later handed it to his family. No case was registered till filing the report.
Separately, a man was killed in an accident in Baloch Colony within the limits of Drigh Road railway police station. Jaffer, 52, son of Qasim Soomro, a resident of Clifton, was crossing a railway track when Tezgam Express crushed him to death. The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for an autopsy. Police said the victim was a driver and was performing duty in Clifton. He hailed from Larkana.
Meanwhile, police found body of a young man from garbage drums at Ibn-e-Seena Lane within the precincts of Brigade police station. The identity of 29-year-old victim was yet to be ascertained. SHO Jhangir Mehar said a speeding vehicle might have knocked him down. The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for a post-mortem and later moved to Edhi Morgue for identification. Police have registered a case against unidentified men on the complaint of the State.