Karachi: 4, including two robbery victims, die in city violence
KARACHI: Four people, including two robbery victims, died in separate acts of violence in the metropolis on Thursday. A young man was shot dead at Jinnah Road, Street No 1 within the limits of Shershah police station. The identity of the victim was yet to be ascertained.
SHO Shahid Jabbar said unidentified men threw his body from a car and fled. The victim’s hands and legs were tied with ropes. He had also received a bullet in his head. The SHO said the victim appeared to be Baloch speaking.
The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for postmortem and later moved to Edhi Morgue for identification. Police have registered an FIR (12/12) against unidentified men on the complaint of state and initiated a probe into the case.
In another incident, a young man was shot dead while offering resistance to bandits in Korangi within the limits of Zaman Town police station. Mohammad Naeem, 25, was talking to some one on his mobile phone in front of his home in Sector 50-A, Korangi No 2 in the wee hours of Thursday, when two bandits riding a motorcycle tried to snatch his mobile phone, but he offered resistance after which a bandit opened fire on him, resultantly he received serious bullet injuries.
Police shifted him to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where he succumbed to his injuries. A police official said it was a robbery incident because the victim had no affiliation with any political party. The police handed over his body to his heirs. No case was registered till filing the report.
Similarly, a salesman of a mineral water company was shot dead at his house while offering resistance during a robbery within the jurisdiction of Surjani police station.
Three bandits entered the house of Mohsin, 35, a resident of Sector 4-D in the wee hours of Thursday, held all family members hostage at gunpoint and started looting valuables. As he offered resistance, a bandit shot him dead. After committing the crime, bandits escaped.
The body was shifted to ASH for medico-legal formalities. SHO Shabbir Hussain said bandits looted some jewellery, three mobile phones and other valuables from his home. Later police handed over his body to heirs. No case was registered till filing the report.
Separately, an elderly man was shot dead near Super Market, Super Highway within the precincts of Sohrab Goth police station. Mohammad Nawaz Barki, 65, son of Abdul Malik Barki, resident of Deluxe Town, Sohrab Goth, was standing near Super Market, Super Highway, when unidentified armed men shot him dead.
SHO Ghaffar Jumani said that victim family said that they belonged Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where the deceased had some enmity, which might be the reason behind the incident.
The body was shifted to ASH for medico-legal formalities.