Karachi: Constable shot to death
KARACHI: Four people, including a police constable, were killed in separate incidents in the city. Police Constable Mohammed Shafiq, 32, was shot to death during an encounter in Korangi late Saturday night.
The SHO of Korangi police station, Farooq Satti, said that constable Shafiq and his colleagues were on patrolling duties in the Korangi Industrial Area when they saw armed bandits robbing some people in the area.
The policemen intercepted the criminals and ordered them to surrender, but the latter opened fire on the police and attempted to flee the scene. The police party chased the criminals into Korangi 1½ where an encounter took place during which PC Shafiq got injured.
The police managed to arrest one Junaid-ur-Rehman while his companions escaped under the cover of fire and darkness. The injured constable was shifted to a hospital where he died during the course of first aid.
SHO Satti said that the police had recovered a pistol from the possession of Junaid, a resident of Orangi Town, who told the police that he and his companions were involved in some criminal activities in the area.
The SHO said that PC Shafiq left behind a widow and some children. Senior police officers attended the funeral prayers of the constable in the Saudabad Police Complex. In a separate case, Miraj-un-Nabi, 50, was shot dead by his own nephew, Ibrahim, in his house in Shah Town on Sunday afternoon.
Police said that Ibrahim wished to marry his uncle’s daughter, but Miraj opposed the proposal. On Sunday afternoon, the two men entered into an argument over the same matter, and Ibrahim got so infuriated over his uncle’s refusal to let him marry his daughter that he shot his uncle dead and fled.
The deceased, who was the only bread earner in the family, left behind a widow and four daughters. In yet another case, a body of a man with marks of torture was found in Jamshed Quarters area.
According to the eyewitnesses, unidentified suspects had thrown the body from a Suzuki pickup.