Karachi: Clash claims 2 lives
KARACHI: Two people were killed and another was wounded in a clash between two groups of rickshaw drivers in the Bakra Piri area of Malir, police said. One of the victims, Hafeez, 28, son of Dur Mohammad, was said to be associated with the outlawed People’s Amn Committee, while the identity of the other man killed in the clash could not be ascertained, said an official at the Malir City police station. The groups became involved in the clash at the Bakra Piri rickshaw stand in Malir 15, said the official, adding that during the brawl, someone in the crowd pulled out a pistol and fired multiple shots before fleeing.
Three people sustained gunshot wounds, while the crowd dispersed due to the firing, the police added. The police shifted the three victims to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where two of them died during treatment. Malir City SHO Ismail Lashari said the victim, Hafeez, was a resident of Kalakot. The wounded man was identified as Rashid, son of Ismail, he said, adding that he was under treatment at the hospital.
The police said the victims were under the influence of drugs when the fight broke out. Following the medico–legal formalities at the JPMC, the body of the victim was shifted to the Edhi morgue for want of identification.