Karachi: Lyari gangster with bounty on head shot dead
KARACHI, Feb 12: A prominent figure of the Lyari gang warfare carrying a Rs300,000 bounty on his head was shot dead by gunmen in Lyari in the early hours of Sunday. The killing of Zubair alias Vahsi sparked violence and tension in the old city areas.
At least six people were wounded in separate incidents of firing which police described as a reaction to the gangster’s killing. The police said that the incident took place within the remit of the Chakiwara police station in Bihar Colony. However, they were not sure whether the suspects were on a motorcycle or used a car or were on foot. An area police officer said that Zubair had gone to a Katchi community area, Katchi Mohallah, and allegedly used foul language against the community.
Following the incident, some unidentified gunmen targeted the gang warfare figure. He was taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The police said that dead was said to be the right-hand man of Baba Ladla, who was currently heading a group involved in gang warfare activities in Lyari. The dead had a Rs300,000 bounty on his head, SSP of district south Naeem Ahmed Sheikh said.
Fallowing the killing, two people were wounded in a Lea Market area on Sunday night in firing carried out by unidentified gunmen. One of the wounded was said to be in a serious condition at the CHK, where he had been admitted for treatment, a senior police officer of the area said. The police said that after the funeral and burial of Zubair, gunmen resorted to firing within the remit of the Kalri police station where four people were wounded.
The wounded people — 25-year-old Riaz, 28-year-old Kamran, 28-year-old Hanif and 12-year-old Sohail — were taken to the Civil Hospital, the police and hospital sources said.
Shops and commercial activities remained suspended in the old city areas since morning as the breakdown of law and order did not allow shopkeepers to go about their business as usual.