Karachi: Another policeman gunned down
KARACHI: Just over a week after the targeted killing of two policemen in the city, another police official was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Korangi Industrial Area on Thursday. The latest shooting has brought the number of policemen killed in frequent gun attacks in the city since the beginning of this year to 61. Earlier on Sept 10 and 11, the two police constables were shot dead in Pirabad and near Hasan Square, respectively. On Thursday, police constable Raza Khan Marwat was passing through Bilal Colony, Sector 8/A of Korangi, on his motorbike when he was targeted, officials said. They added that the incident took place near Pakhtunabad Khan School where the policeman sustained two gunshot wounds to his head and chest and died on the spot.
The police reached the crime scene and shifted the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a post–mortem examination.
The police investigators later seized two spent bullet casings of 9mm pistol found at the crime scene.
They said that the policeman had arrested several drug peddlers in the area and had also received threats to his life.He was a resident of Sector 8/A, Bilal Colony, and father of two, the police said, adding that he originally hailed from LakkiMarwat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The victims were trussed up and blindfolded, the police said.