Karachi: Former ST activist among four gunned down
KARACHI: Four people, including a former activist of the Sunni Tehreek (ST), were killed in separate incidents in the city on Sunday.
Abdul Aziz, 35, was shot dead in Jutland Lines on Sunday afternoon when was sitting at a shop a few metres from his house. Three armed motorcyclists targeted the former ST activist. He was taken to hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. Aziz was hit by a single bullet in the head. Investigators termed his murder an act of target killing.
The police claimed Aziz had been expelled from the ST a few months ago. He has left behind a widow and three children. In a separate case, the body of 25-year-old Mohammed Sarwar, bearing marks of torture, was found from the Awami Colony police limits. Police said that they had found the body in the bushes in K-Area, Korangi.
Sarwar’s hands and feet were tied with ropes while a bullet had pierced through his head. His family members identified the body at hospital. On Saturday night, he told his family members that he was going out for some work and never returned. He had married seven months earlier.
In yet another case, Mohammed Tufail, a security guard hailing from Faisalabad, was shot dead in North Nazimabad. Investigators claimed that a repeater gun was used in the murder, implying that a fellow security guard was the murderer.
Meanwhile, Pervez Jan, 27 was shot dead by robbers near Kareela Chowk, New Karachi. A resident of Sector-5E, New Karachi, Pervez was a lathe machine mechanic. He was visiting a Sunday Bazaar when robbers asked him at gunpoint to hand over his cash. They shot him dead after Pervez attempted to overpower them. The robbers fled along with his cash and cell phone.