Six more fall victim to target killings
By: Kamran Mansoor
Karachi: A man belonging to the Shia community was among six people murdered in the city on Monday. Armed men barged into the clinic of a hakim, Javed Bhatti, 40, in Landhi and killed him, said Shahrafi Goth police.
After the incident, the attackers escaped from the scene. After hearing the gunshots, some residents went to the clinic and saw Bhatti’s body in a pool of blood. They informed police, who took the body to the JPMC for a postmortem. SHO Ijaz Khokhar told The News that the victim was targeted for being a Shia. Bhatti hailed from Punjab.
‘Extortionists’ kill man
The owner of a mobile phone shop, Ali Raza, was killed outside his workplace and two bystanders were injured after two motorcyclists opened fire on them on Monday. Twenty-five-year old Raza was standing outside his shop when the suspects attacked him for not paying extortion money, said Orangi Town police. A 9mm pistol was used in the assault, the police added.
Raza, who had suffered four bullet wounds to upper parts of the body, breathed his last on the way to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The two injured were Farhan and Javed.
The bullet-riddled body of a 25-year-old unidentified man was found near a Jahanabad police kiosk, said Pak Colony police.
A passer-by saw some men throw the body out of a moving car and informed police, who moved the victim to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem. An MLO said the man was brutally tortured before being shot thrice. Police said the man was kidnapped before being murdered.
The bullet-riddled body of another man was found near the railway track in Malir 15. The identity of the victim, who appeared to be in his mid-30s, could not be ascertained by the time this report was filed.
ANP man killed
An Awami National Party activist was shot dead and two others injured in an attack on the party’s unit office in Sikandar Goth, Gulzar-e-Hijri. Police said the assailants were four men riding motorcycles. Thirty-year-old Malik Tanveer was killed in the attack and Toor Khan and Majeed suffered injuries. The police found 9mm pistol and Kalashnikov bullet shells at the crime scene. DIG East Shahid Hayat told The News the attackers were wearing helmets.