Karachi: Girl axed to death, man shot dead in separate acts
KARACHI: A girl was axed to death and a man was killed in separate incidents here on Saturday. Despite promulgation of several laws to protect the most vulnerable segment of society, the daughter of eve is yet unsafe as another 24–year–old young girl was axed to death by her father within the limits of Sohrab Goth police station, here on Saturday.
According to police, the incident took place in Khadim Solangi Goth. A father axed his daughter to death over the suspicion of a reported affair. The victim, identified as Saeeda, 24, was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for an autopsy. Police said the victim’s brother, Sher Ali, in his statement, accused his father Bacha Khan of casting nefarious eyes on the victim that eventually led to her death on resistance. Police have registered a case (212/12) against absconding Bacha Khan on the complaint of his son, Sher Ali, and initiated an investigation.
On the other hand, sources claimed that the family shifted to the area after Khan alleged her daughter of having illicit relations with men in the previous neighbourhood. “The victim continued the same practice in the new area and was killed over the same pretext”, sources claimed.
Separately, a man was killed at his tyre puncture shop in Hassan Noman Colony within the limits of Sohrab Goth police station. Thirty five–year–old Abbas, son of Sorat Khan, was at his shop, when two unidentified motorcyclists opened fire, injuring him critically. The culprits fled from the scene after their swift operation. Police shifted the injured man to a nearest private hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
DSP Ejaz Rajper said the victim was a resident of Machhar Colony and used to run a tyre puncture shop in Hassan Noman Colony. He further said that the victim, who hailed from Akakhail community, had some personal enmity with his relatives in Peshawar. The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico–legal formalities and later handed over to heirs. The case will be registered after the victim’s final rites.