Karachi: Man killed for resisting robbery
KARACHI: The residents of the city are still at the mercy of criminals and robbers that are willing to take a human life for money and cell-phones. In an incident that took place near the New Labour Colony on Tuesday, armed men killed an aged man from whom they were looting cash and other valuables when he offered resistance. This is the third incident in the last 24 hours in which a citizen has been killed by criminals for offering resistance.
Abdul Aziz, 75, was travelling on foot when he was held up by two armed criminals who ordered him to hand over all of his cash and valuables.
Aziz tried to resist the dacoits, which prompted one of them to open fire. The assailants fled, leaving their victim lying in a pool of blood. People in the area, after hearing the firing, rushed to the scene of the crime and immediately informed the police of the incident. Though a mobile van from the Baldia Town police station immediately came to take the injured to the hospital, Aziz breathed his last on the way there.
According to police, the deceased was an owner of a goods shop. He resided in the New Labour Colony area and was headed towards his house when he was held up by the criminals. Meanwhile, several flower shop owners blocked the Teen Hatti Bridge after a group of extortionists opened fire on a shop-keeper for refusing to pay extortion money. There were no casualties as a result of this firing.
The shop owners subsequently blocked the Teen Hatti Bridge and demanded that a case be registered and that the culprits be arrested at the earliest. The protestors eventually dispersed after negotiations between police officials and the shop-owners, which concluded with a case being registered against the un-identified criminals.
Meanwhile, the bullet-riddled body of a middle-aged man was found in the Steel Town police limits on Tuesday. The body of Tayf Khan, 50, was found near the PSO Petrol Pump in Abdullah Goth in Bin Qasim Area. One of the petrol pump staffers saw his body and informed the police.
The mobile van of concerned police station reached the spot and shifted his body to the Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for legal formalities. The MLO, JPMC, said that deceased was hit by a single bullet in the chest.
According to the police, the deceased lived in Abdullah Goth. They said that first he was kidnapped and later his body was dumped in the above-noted area. Police also claimed that his murder resulted from a long-standing enmity.