Karachi: 4 people gunned down
KARACHI: Four people were killed in unrelated incidents in the city on Tuesday. Mohammed Akram, 30, and Abdur Razzak, 32, were found dead in Napier police limits. Their bodies were found tied to an electric pole near Kashti Chowk, and bore marks of torture and strangulation.
Police said that it was Tuesday morning when they received information about the two bodies, which they eventually shifted to hospital. The police aired a message informing their colleagues about the recovery of the bodies in their jurisdiction and they soon received a response that two men had been missing from Khwaja Ajmir Nagri since Monday night.
The Napier police called the staff at the hospital for verification where the family members identified them as Mohammed Akram and Abdur Razzak. The deceased were neighbours and close friends.
Akram and Razzaq were both rickshaw drivers who hailed from Sialkot. They were last seen by their families on Monday night. According to their families, neither of them had an enmity with anyone.
In a separate case, Majid Hussain, 35, was shot dead in the Super Market police limits. The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon in the Illyas Goth district of Super Market.
Police officials claim that Majid was standing outside his house near Teen Hati when armed motorcyclists stopped next to him and opened fire. Majid’s attackers fled, leaving him badly injured. He was rushed to hospital where officials announced that he had expired.
Police claim that the Majid was a drug peddler who had been killed by a rival gang over a drug related issue. Afterwards, the police conducted a search and successfully located Majid’s murderer in the Teen Hati area. The accused, Awwais, was in possession of a pistol, which the police recovered.
Meanwhile, an alleged bandit was killed in North Karachi. Police received a tip on Tuesday that a suspect was killed in Sector-1B/1, North Karachi by the public.
On reaching the location, they were approached by a man called Tufail who said that he had been asleep when he was abruptly woken up by crashing sounds. Upon investigation, he realised that the sounds were caused by a man who was attempting to escape after committing a robbery. Tufail ordered him to stop, but the suspect panicked and tried to attack him with a dagger. Tufail retaliated by pulling out his gun and firing at the suspect.
SHO Chaudhry Afzal said that the deceased was later identified as Faisal, a resident of North Karachi who had a reputation of being a drug addict. He added that the suspect had received three bullet wounds, and that Tufail’s pistol was licensed.