Karachi: 2 tortured to death; boy slaughtered after sexual assault
KARACHI: Two bullet–riddled bodies were recovered from Pak Colony police area, while a boy was slaughtered in Dawood Goth on Wednesday. The bullet–riddled body of Shahid Ali (25) was found lying at Dhobi Ghath bridge, while the corpse of Shoaib (32) was recovered from bushes in an inner lane in Mianwali Colony, in Pak Colony police station limits. Both the bodies were moved to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for legal formalities. According to SHO Shakeel Sherwani, deceased Shahid Ali was a resident of Lashari Mohallah, Jahanabad, and he had left his home for some work on August 5 but did not return. He was apparently kidnapped by unidentified culprits who later tortured him to death and threw his body in the area.
Shoaib was running his tailoring shop near his house in Chakiwara area. He had left his shop for home on Tuesday night when he was also apparently kidnapped and tortured to death. Police described this double murder as part of target killing but could not ascertain their political affiliation, if any. Further investigation was underway.
The body of eight-year-old Kabeer was recovered from bushes in Dawood Goth in Saeedabad police remit. It was shifted to CHK for postmortem. He was residing in the same area and was a student of Class–III.
According to SHO Chaudhry Irshad, Kabeer’s father Rahim, who is an employee of Karachi Port Trust, told the police that his son went outside the house to play owing to loadshedding in the area last night. But he did not return home even after several hours which made him (Rahim) worry and he went out to call his son but he was shocked to find Kabeer nowhere. Consequently, Rahim inquired from his friends and neighbours but to no avail and he finally made an announcement from the area mosque.
Police apprehend that the young boy might have been kidnapped by somebody or some people from the same area, who subjected him to sodomy and later slaughtered him in a bid to escape arrest. However, police were investigating to ascertain the motive behind this gruesome act.