Karachi: 3 gunned down in separate acts of violence
KARACHI: Three people were killed in separate acts of violence in different parts of the metropolis on Thursday.
Watchman of a soap factory was shot dead near Zia Colony graveyard, Orangi Town within the limits of Mominabad police station. Wazir Khan, 45, son of Bagh Wali, was going home when unidentified armed men intercepted him near Zia Colony graveyard and sprayed him with bullets. He received five bullets and died on the spot. The culprits fled after swift operation. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities.
DSP Tariq Malik said the victim was a watchman of a private soap factory and at the time of incident, he was going home after completing his duty. He said the victim hailed from Mardan and was father of seven children. Culprits also took away victim’s pistol. The officer said the victim had no affiliation with any political party, so personal enmity could be the motive behind the incident.
Similarly, another watchman was shot dead near Islamia Colony within the limits of Pirabad police station. Ghulam Nazir, 47, son of Munir Gul, resident of Pakhtoonabad, Sector 8, was performing duty as a watchman at Islamia Colony, Sector 2 near Sheena Hotel when unidentified armed men opened fire on him, resultantly he received a bullet in his head and died on the spot. The body was shifted to ASH for an autopsy.
A police official said the victim was also the caretaker of vehicles being parked in that area. Police said the motive of murder was yet to be ascertained. They said personal enmity might be the motive behind the incident. No case was registered till filing the report.
Separately, a man was gunned down while offering resistance to bandits at his house in Sector 14-B, Baldia within the precincts of Maripur police station. The incident took place in the wee hours of Thursday, when at least eight bandits entered the house situated in Raees Goth near Baba Bhashani Hotel and held all inmates hostage at gunpoint. As 36-year-old Atif, son of Ashraf, offered resistance, one of the bandits opened fire on him, resultantly he received bullet injuries and died on the spot. After the murder of Atif, bandits managed to flee from the scene. The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.
A police official said the victim was a labourer and father of two children. Police have registered an FIR (713/11) against unidentified men on the complaint of victim’s brother Kashif and initiated a probe into the case.