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Another journalist gunned down

Karachi: Three people, including a journalist and an 11-year-old child, were killed in separate incidents in the city on Sunday. Ayaz, 32, chief editor of a weekly newspaper, was shot dead in North Karachi in the Sir Syed police limits.

Police said that they received information on Sunday afternoon that a man had been shot at the above place. A police mobile was immediately rushed to the scene where it found the injured Ayaz. They headed for a hospital, but Ayaz died on the way to the hospital. Police said that the deceased had also been running a property business.

Investigators said that the police had found six empty casings of a pistol from the scene of crime. Ayaz was a resident of Gulshan-i-Iqbal. On Sunday afternoon, someone had asked him by telephone to get to the place near a fast food restaurant.

According to the eyewitnesses, Ayaz was standing at the place when two people in a car arrived and started talking to Ayaz. In the meantime, the suspects took Ayaz some distance away from the fast food restaurant, opened fire on him and fled.

In a separate case, an alleged bandit, Zahid Hussain, and a child, Qadir Bux, were killed during an encounter in the Korangi Industrial Area (KIA) police limits. Awami Colony police said that some bandits were robbing people in Gulzar Colony.

A police team immediately rushed to the spot. On seeing the police, the suspects opened fire which was retaliated by the police. The fleeing suspects entered the Bilal Colony area and on seeing the encounter, the police team of KIA also joined. The police teams managed to arrest an injured suspect after the encounter. During the encounter, an 11-year-old passerby, Qadir Bux, died, while a rickshaw driver was injured.

The police headed for the hospital with the injured, but the suspect died on his way to the hospital while the rickshaw driver survived. The police recovered a pistol from the possession of the alleged bandit who was later identified as Zahid Hussain, a resident of Nazimabad.

Source: The News
Date:6/13/2011