Karachi: 2 friends shot dead after being kidnapped
KARACHI: Two young friends were kidnapped, tortured and shot dead before their bodies were dumped in a narrow lane behind a cinema off Mauripur Road early Friday morning, said police. Both were residents of Ranchhore Lane, the officials added. An official of the Kalri police station quoted the victims’ families as saying that Ali Haider, 16, and Farhan Younis, 20, had left home late Thursday night, but they did not return till dawn. At around 6:30 am, two gunny bags containing their bodies were spotted in the street behind Crown Cinema within the remit of the Kalri police station, the official said.
He said that the victims had been subjected to severe torture and shot in the head. He said the police shifted the bodies to the Civil Hospital Karachi, where the victims were identified.
He quoted their families as saying that both young men were apolitical and dealt in artificial jewellery.
Later, Farhan’s father lodged an FIR (186/2012) against unidentified persons at the Kalri police station.