Karachi: Woman shot dead by robbers
KARACHI: The wife of a prominent businessman was killed during an armed hold-up in Bahadurabad late on Tuesday night. Police said the incident took place close to a superstore, where Saeeda Naseem, 49, was present in her car when two suspects riding a motorcycle stopped by, held the woman at gunpoint and snatched a cellphone and jewellery from her.
Not content with the booty, the suspects tried to force their way into the car apparently to look for more valuables. The woman resisted it, said a senior police officer, and the suspects shot her and fled with all valuables. They fired three shots at point-blank range before escaping, the officer added.
The wounded woman was rushed to a nearby private hospital by her driver, but she could not be revived.
Police said the victim woman was the wife of S.M. Naseem, chairman of the Pakistan Tanners Association.
At the time of the incident, the woman’s driver was buying flour from a ‘chakki’.
Police said the dead woman was a resident of Gizri, where the family had moved about a year ago from Alhamra Society. The victim used to do her shopping for groceries at a particular shop in Bahadurabad, police added.
No FIR about the murder was registered at the Bahadurabad police station. A duty officer said the family had not yet come there to lodge an FIR.