Karachi: KPT employee, son among 6 shot dead
KARACHI: Six people, including a father and son, were killed in separate incidents in the city, police said on Tuesday. A Karachi Port Trust employee, 65–year–old Sher Bahadur, and his son, a National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) employee, 38–year–old Sher Ali, were gunned down at Charling Road, near Masjid-e–Quba in Jackson Mohallah. Sub–Divisional Police Officer Chaudhry Saeed Tariq of the Keamari Division said the police went to the crime scene where they found three injured men. They were taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), where Bahadur and Ali succumbed to their injuries, while the third one survived.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Bahadur and his son were residents of the same area where they were attacked. A few days ago, Bahadur had asked his neighbour Khan Mohammad alias Khanoo, the former councillor of the area belonging to a political party, not to gather his acquaintances outside his house as they teased the female members of his [Bahadur’s] household.
However, Khan refused to entertain his neighbour’s request. On Monday evening, Bahadur and Ali again entered into an argument with Khan over the issue, but the matter was settled when the other residents of the area interfered.
On Tuesday morning, Khan, this time accompanied by his associates, intercepted Bahadur and Ali and became embroiled in a verbal spar with them. During the heated argument, Khan and his associates opened fire on the father and son. Each man suffered three bullet wounds on his upper torso. The police found empty 30–bore pistol bullet shells at the crime scene.
The police officer said raids were being conducted to arrest Khan and his aides, but they had left the area. The slain father and son hailed from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Following the incident, other residents of the area staged a protest and tried to ransack Khan’s house, but were prevented by the police from doing so. Senior police officers assured the residents that the killers would be arrested.
Caterer gunned down in Malir City
A man was targeted at Nabeel Pakwan House, near Liaquat Square in Malir City.
Sub–Divisional Police Officer Rao Mohammed Iqbal of the Malir City Division said the victim, Faisal, son of Aslam, was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where he breathed his last. The deceased suffered four bullet wounds on his upper torso.
It was found during investigations that Faisal ran a catering business in partnership with his associates. He was alone at his shop in the evening when two men arrived there on a motorcycle. They entered the shop and shot Faisal.
The police found empty 9mm pistol bullet shells at the crime scene. The deceased was a resident of Moinabad, Model Colony.
Investigators said the deceased was a supporter of a political party and suspected that the murder was a target killing case. However, they added, other angles, including the possibility of the victim receiving extortion threats, would also be probed.
Fruit vendor murdered
A man was shot dead near Gul Ahmed Chowrangi in Muslimabad, Quaidabad.
Quaidabad SHO Amanullah Marwat said the police shifted the victim, Anwer Ali, to the JPMC, where he died during treatment. Ali was a fruit vendor and a resident of Gulshan-e-Bunair, Landhi. The SHO said two assailants had arrived near his pushcart and shot him.
The deceased suffered two bullet wounds, in the head and the chest. The police found empty 30 bore–pistol bullet shells at the crime scene. The SHO said Ali, who hailed from Swat, had shifted to the city three of four months ago and starting selling fruit.
The police officer added that there were reports about the deceased having enemies in his hometown that forced him to shift to the city. The SHO suspected that the same enemies might have killed Ali, but added that other angles would also be probed.
Bullet-riddled bodies found
The bullet–riddled body of a man was found in bushes near a drain in Old Thano, Shah Latif.
The sub-divisional police officer of the Malir City Division said a passer-by informed the police about the body in the morning. The police later shifted the body to the JPMC. The victim was identified as Zohaib, a resident of Salar Goth, who had left his area on Monday night.
The deceased suffered six bullet wounds and there were also torture marks on his body.
The police officer said the deceased worked for a criminal gang, Sohail Dada Group, and the murder could be linked to gang rivalry. However, he added, it was premature to establish the motive.
Another bullet–riddled body was found at Saifee Lane, Mauripur in the morning.
Kalri SHO Safdar Mashwani said the body was moved to the CHK.
No identification card was found on the body. However, the deceased appeared to be an Iranian Baloch. The victim suffered six bullet wounds on his upper torso. The police said that the deceased could have been kidnapped and murdered.