Newspaper reporter, three others gunned down -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Newspaper reporter, three others gunned down

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Karachi: Four people, including a newspaper reporter, were killed in separate incidents across the city on Sunday.

Sheikh Ali Mohsin, 32, was shot dead in Gulbahar police jurisdiction. The incident took place at about 7:30am near Parda Park.

Senior Superintendent of Police Amir Farooqui of Central District said Mohsin was a resident of New Karachi and worked as a reporter for a newspaper. Mohsin was near Parda Park when two men on a motorcycle opened fire at him and escaped.

The injured man was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) where he breathed his last. The deceased had suffered four bullet wounds to his upper torso.

The attackers had used pistols in the attack and spent bullet shells were dispatched for forensic tests. Investigators said that it was too early to ascertain the motive behind the murder.

Separately, the tortured and bullet-riddled body of Shakeel Baloch was found in the Gulbahar police jurisdiction.

Police said they had received information in the morning about a man’s body lying near Khamosh Colony Morr in Nazimabad No 2.

A patrolling mobile rushed to the spot and took the body to ASH. The deceased’s family identified the victim as Shakeel Baloch, a resident of Chaubees Market in Saeedabad, and the owner of a mobile phone shop.

According to the investigators, Baloch was on his way home on Saturday night when he was kidnapped and taken to an undisclosed location, where he was tortured and then shot dead.

The victim had suffered bullet wounds to his upper torso and bore torture marks on various parts of his body.

Police said the murder seemed to be a part of the ongoing target-killing spree, but the case would be investigated from other aspects as well.

In another case, Hazrat Rehman, 45, was shot dead in the Manghopir police jurisdiction. Station House Officer (SHO) Ashfaq Baloch said the police had received information at night that a man was shot in Gali No 5 in Pakhtunabad.

A mobile rushed to the spot and took the injured man to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), but he expired on the way.

The SHO said the victim was a former worker of the Pakistan Qaumi Razakar. He was outside his house when he was kidnapped and taken to a nearby location, where he was shot seven times.

Investigators said the murder seemed to be a part of the ongoing target-killing spree, but the case would be investigated from other aspects as well.

Separately, Anwer Ali was shot dead at night near Sindbad at NIPA Chowrangi Bridge in the Aziz Bhatti police jurisdiction.

New Town Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Nasir Lodhi said Ali was a resident of the same area and the owner of a snooker club that he ran under the NIPA Bridge.

He was at his club when two men on a motorcycle opened fire at him. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. The victim had suffered bullet wounds to the chest.

The SDPO said the victim had been arrested last year by the Aziz Bhatti police in a robbery case and had been out on bail.

Police said that it was too early to ascertain the motive behind the murder, but the case would be investigated from all aspects.

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