Karachi: 11-year-old among 3 killed
KARACHI: Three people, one of them a young boy, were killed in separate incidents reported in the city on Wednesday. Shayaan, 11, son of Shamoon, was killed in Azam Basti of Mehmoodabad. Police said that the boy died after being hit by a stray bullet when the pistol of a cable shop owner, Babar, misfired.
The police subsequently raided Babar’s shop only to find out that the accused had already fled. They were, however, able to detain Babar’s brother, who was present at the shop. His brother said that Babar was merely inspecting a licensed TT pistol that he had just purchased, when it misfired.
Shayaan’s father, Shamoon, has demanded the killer be arrested and justice be served. He told The News that Shayaan, his youngest son, was a fourth-grade student. He was on his way to his tuition centre in Azam Basti when he was hit by the stray bullet.
The police are conducting raids to arrest the accused. In a separate case, Abdul Rehman, 45, was shot dead in the Faqeera Goth area of Sohrab Goth. Police said that Rehman was a property agent and was present in Gali-I of Faqeera Goth when four armed men riding on two motorcycles drove by and sprayed him with bullets.
Rehman was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he eventually succumbed to his injuries. He had received multiple bullet wounds to various parts of his body. Police added that Rehman had been survived by a widow and three children. He hailed from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The police said the man was murdered over personal enmity. In another case of murder, armed assailants killed Rehan Mehsud, son of Akber Khan, near a CNG pump in Sohrab Goth.
Police said that at 6:30am on Wednesday morning they received information that a man was lying injured near a CNG pump in Sohrab Goth. A team of police officials were sent to the CNG pump, where they found a young man lying in a pool of blood next to his motorcycle.
The police immediately rushed Mehsud to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital; however, on his arrival there, he was pronounced dead. Mehsud had suffered two bullets wounds. The police found empty shells of a TT pistol from the spot.
They added that Mehsud had been working at a transport company in Sohrab Goth, and that he was a resident of Fateh Mohammed Goth. Police said that he hailed from Waziristan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.