ST worker’ shot dead in Karachi
KARACHI: An activist of the Sunni Tehrik was shot dead in Lines Area in the early hours of Friday, police said.They said that 24-year-old Sajid Ali Siddiqi was shot dead a few yards from his home in Jut Land Lines, commonly known as Jutt Lane.
“He was sitting with a friend late in the night,” said Inspector Ghulam Rasool Sayal, the SHO of the Brigade police station. “According to his friend, four or five youngsters came there and asked Sajid to leave following a heated argument. Then he heard a single shot and the bullet hit the victim in the head.”
The SHO ruled out the possibility that the attack was a case of targeted killing. He said that available evidence and initial findings suggested that the victim was killed due to some personal issue. The victim’s family also denied his association with any political or religious group, the SHO added.
However, a spokesman for the ST insisted that Sajid was an active member of Unit-197 of the party’s organisational structure and said he had reason to believe that the victim was attacked because of his association with the party.