Karachi: Trader killed in ‘sectarian’ attack
KARACHI: A young spare parts dealer was shot dead in front of his shop in Orangi Town on Wednesday. Police said they suspected the killing was a result of the sectarian strife that had been raging in the city for the past few days. The incident took place in Qasba Colony 2-1/2 within the remit of the Pirabad police station, where Ali Raza, 26, was sitting outside his shop when gunmen riding a motorcycle slowed down, fired shots at him and rode away. The victim suffered a bullet each in the neck and chest which caused his instant death.
Police shifted the body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico–legal formalities.
The station house officer of the Pirabad police station, Inspector Ashfaq Baloch, said the victim was the owner of the spare parts shop and looked after administrative matters of a neighbouring Imambargah.
Hailing from Rahimyar Khan, the victim had three children. The assailants used a 9mm pistol in the crime, police said. Quoting the victim’s family, police said he had no personal enmity with anyone.
“The killing appears part of the ongoing sectarian strife in the city,” said Inspector Baloch.