Karachi: Truck driver among 6 killed in city
KARACHI: Six people, including a truck driver and a teenager, were killed in different parts of the city on Tuesday, police said. They said that the trussed-up body of a young man stuffed in a gunny bag was found in Federal B Area on Tuesday. The body was found near the coconut ground in F. B Area’s Block 15 within the remit of the Jauharabad police station. The victim was identified as Shahid Memon, 35. He was a resident of F. B Area Block 3, Hussainabad Azizabad. He was the father of two, working as a salesman at a general store. The victim’s face was muffled in polythene bags, the police said, adding that he had been missing since Monday evening.
The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico–legal formalities, where doctors said that the victim had been strangled to death and the body did not bear any torture marks.
The police said that the motive for the murder could not be ascertained immediately.
A case (FIR 151/2012) was registered against unknown persons on a complaint of the victim’s father at the Jauharabad police station.
Truck driver shot dead
A truck driver was shot dead in a North Karachi area on Tuesday, police said.
They said that the incident took place near Madiha stop in North Karachi within the remit of the Khawaja Ajmer Nagri police station.
They said that Abdul Sattar Khan was driving his truck (JU–1270) when armed men on motorcycles fired at him and rode away.
He died before he could be shifted to hospital, the police said. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico–legal formalities.
The police said that the victim was a resident of North Karachi and might have been killed due to some personal enmity.
Bullet-riddled body found
The body of an unidentified man, also stuffed in a gunny bag, was found along the Malir river within the remit of the Korangi Industrial Area police station on Tuesday, police said.
They said that the trussed-up body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico–legal formalities.
Area SHO Malik Ayub said that the victim had been shot in the head and the body bore torture marks.
He said that apparently the body was thrown at the scene and he was kidnapped before being murdered somewhere else.
The police said that the victim’s appearance suggested that he originally hailed from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Nothing was found in his possession which could help the police ascertain his identity.
Later, the police shifted the body to the Edhi morgue for want of identification.
A case was registered against unknown persons on behalf of the state.
Man found murdered in Quaidabad
In another incident, the body of a teenager was found in the Quaidabad area on Tuesday.
Police said that the body was found in Star ground in Quaidabad. It bore torture marks on the head. He was killed with some sharp–edged weapon.
They said that he was clad in shalwar-kameez. The body was shifted to the JPMC and later moved to the Edhi morgue for identification, the police added.
Teenager gunned down
A teenage boy was shot dead in Landhi’s Future Colony within the remit of the Sharafi Goth police station on Tuesday, police said.
They said that Saleem Sultan, 19, a resident of Mansehra Colony Landhi, was targeted in Future Colony by unknown assailants. He died on the spot.
The body was shifted to the JPMC for medico–legal formalities.
A duty officer at the Sharafi Goth police station said that the victim’s uncle, Fazal, was killed along with three people a few weeks ago during a clash over theft of sandals in Quaidabad.
He said that the teenager’s killing could be linked with that case.
Later police handed over his body to his heirs.
Till late in the night, no case was registered.
Meanwhile, a man was shot dead and another was wounded in Cattle Colony on Tuesday.
The Sukhan police said that the incident took place in Cattle Colony Road No.6 after Mohammad Adnan came to the house of Abdul Hameed.
After an altercation, Adnan shot Hameed, 32, and his cousin Abrar Ali, 28, the police said, adding that Hameed or his cousin also shot Adnan as he also suffered gunshot wounds.
The police shifted the wounded to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where Abrar died.
The police said that Hameed had contracted a freewill marriage with Adnan’s sister a few months back. However after a fight with her husband, she had returned to her parent’s house. Adnan had gone to Hameed’s house to resolve the issue.
Adnan was taken into custody and the police were questioning him.
ST man wounded
An activist of the Sunni Tehreek, identified as Anwar Siddiqui, was wounded in an armed attack in Khudadad Colony within the remit of the Brigade police station on Tuesday, police said.
They said he was admitted to the JPMC where his condition was said to be critical.