Quetta: Trader killed during kidnapping bid
QUETTA: There was no respite for Balochistan on Tuesday either as street crimes, killings and protests continued in the increasingly volatile province. A well-known trader of Quetta was shot dead by armed men in a kidnapping bid on Mission Road. A day earlier, Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani had taken notice of increasing incidents of kidnapping for ransom and street crimes in the provincial capital by transferring Quetta Police Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Nazeer Kurd. He was asked to report to the inspector general police (IGP) of Balochistan and has been replaced by Qazi Wahid as the new DIG operations Quetta.
The deceased, Zohaib Bora – owner of Mirage Hall and a shop in Quetta – was on his way from his shop when armed men in a car intercepted him on Mission Road. He reportedly resisted, upon which the bandits opened fire, killing him instantly. “The victim was accompanied by his son who went unhurt in the attack,” eyewitnesses told The Express Tribune.
The body was shifted to Sademan Hospital for autopsy and handed over to his family after legal formalities. While the assailants escaped, all the shops and commercial establishments in the area were closed down. The shopkeepers burnt tyres on Mission Road, disrupting the flow of traffic in order to lodge their protest.
Police have arrested a suspect from Kandahari Bazaar and impounded a car in the case.