Karachi: 2 more policemen shot dead
KARACHI: Two more policemen were shot dead in the city on Wednesday, police said. They said that armed riders targeted 42-year-old Assistant Sub-Inspector Rafiq Khaskheli when he was passing through the main market of the rural suburbs of the city. Clad in shalwar-kameez, the ASI suffered a single bullet wound in the head and died while being shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). “According to witnesses, two men on a motorbike intercepted him in a service lane along the main market of the area,” said the station investigation officer, Haroon-ur-Rasheed.
“He was hit by a bullet in the head that proved fatal. He was associated with the investigation arm of the Murad Memon Goth police station. He was quite active in taking action against area criminals.” He said he had little doubt that criminal gangs mainly involved in drug trafficking and extortion were responsible for the murder. The victim was a resident of Jam Kando Goth in Malir and father of five.
Earlier in Gulistan-i-Jauhar, a constable of the CID police was killed while resisting a robbery bid. Police said that 40-year-old CID constable Saeed Mansoori was also associated with a private school in Gulistan-i-Jauhar Block 15 as a physical trainer. He was about to leave the school when he saw two armed motorcyclists attempting to rob a woman on the road.
“The constable along with a school watchman, Mumtaz Ali, challenged the armed bandits,” said DSP Shakil Awan. “After a brief scuffle, one of the two bandits fired shots and the constable and watchman suffered bullet wounds. They were shifted to a nearby private hospital where the constable died.” He said that the victim was a resident of North Karachi’s Sector-3 and had been associated with the anti-extremist cell of the CID police since 2009. A total of 80 policemen have been killed in the city this year. Nineteen of them were targeted in October 2012.