Karachi: Shop employee killed
KARACHI: An employee of a shop was killed within the remit of the Kharadar police station on Thursday morning.
A duty officer in the police station said the trussed up body of Muhammad Rafiq, 50, was found in the lace shop in the Latif Cloth Market behind Memon Masjid, when the owner of the shop opened it.
Police said the victim’s throat was slit, causing his death.
Quoting the shop owner, Abdul Shakoor, police said Rafiq lived close to the market and came early in the morning to clean the shop.
The strongbox in the shop had been broken into and emptied of around Rs40,000, police added.
Police shifted the body to the Civil Hospital Karachi for a postmortem examination.
Police registered an FIR (435/2011) under Sections 352 (punishment for assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation), 302 (premeditated murder) with 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code against unidentified persons on the complaint of the shop owner at the Kharadar police station, the duty officer said.