Three shot dead in sectarian attacks
KARACHI: Eight persons were killed, including three gunned down in sectarian attacks, across the city on Monday, police said. They said that in the morning a young man was gunned down near New Urdu Bazaar in Nazimabad No 1 within the remit of the Rizvia police station.
Syed Qamber Naqvi was passing through the area on a motorcycle when assailants, also riding a motorbike, targeted him and rode away.
He suffered three bullet wounds and was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he died during treatment.
Area DSP Rustam Khattak said that the victim was a resident of Jafria Colony, Gulbahar and at the time of the incident he was going to his cellphone shop in Hydri Market. “The victim was not affiliated with any political party and the killing appears to be a result of ongoing sectarian strife,” the DSP said.
He said that the victim’s brother, Syed Salman Naqvi, was also killed in a similar attack about a year back. A leader of the Majlis-i-Wahada-i-Muslimeen, Maulana Sadiq Raza Taqvi, said that the victim was a member of the organisation.
Following the killing shops and markets in Rizvia Society and Golimar were closed. The funeral prayer of the victim was offered at Jafria Imambargah in Gulbahar and he was laid to rest in a local graveyard.
Key witness killed in ‘sectarian’ attack
A young man was shot dead in another act of targeted killing on sectarian grounds in Mehmoodabad on Monday. Police said that Syed Muneer Hussain Zaidi, 24, was standing at a bus stop in Mehmoodabad No 1 when gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on him and escaped. The victim suffered two bullet wounds in the face and died on the spot.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities. Area SHO Raja Tanveer said that the victim was a nephew of Nayyar Zaidi, who was killed some two years back in Ferozabad. “The victim was the only witness of his uncle’s killing as at the time of the killing he was accompanying him.”
He said that the killing appeared to have been carried out on sectarian grounds.
Wounded ASWJ man dies
An activist of the Ahl-i-Sunaat Wal Jamaat, who was wounded in an attack on Friday in Orangi Town, died at a hospital on Monday. Police said that Abdul Khaliq was wounded in an armed attack near Sabri Chowk within the remit of the Iqbal Market police station on Friday. He was under treatment at a private hospital where he died.
An ASWJ spokesman said that the victim was an active worker of the Orangi Town unit of the organisation.
Two found shot dead
The trussed-up body of a young man was found in North Nazimabad on Monday. Police said that the body was found in North Nazimabad’s Block S near a graveyard within the remit of the Shahrah-i-Noor Jehan police station. The victim had been shot multiple times.
The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where, according to area SHO Raja Tariq, he was identified as Javed Sultan, 22, a resident of the same area. The victim had been kidnapped some four days back and a report regarding his disappearance was lodged at the police station by the victim’s brother, he said.
The police said that he was not affiliated with any political or religious party. He originally hailed from Swat. The bullet-riddled body of an unidentified man was found in the old city area on Monday.
Police said that body was found near the Arambagh furniture market. The trussed-up body bore torture marks and the victim had been shot twice in the head. A piece of cloth was also found stuffed in his mouth. They said that four spent bullet casings of 9mm pistol were found from the crime scene, which suggested that the victim was shot on the spot.
The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital from where the body was taken to the Edhi morgue for identification.
Factory worker shot dead
A factory worker was killed in the SITE area on Monday, police said.
They said that Anwar Hussain, 40, was heading home from his workplace when gunmen wearing helmets and riding a motorcycle opened fire on him within the remit of the SITE-A police station. He suffered a bullet wound in the head and died on the spot.
The police shifted the body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities. The victim was a resident of Madina Colony in Gulshan-i-Iqbal, area SHO Rao Rafique said.
Man booked for killing wife
A woman was shot dead in her house in North Nazimabad’s DeSilva Town on Monday. Police said that a man, Khalid, allegedly shot dead his 27-year-old wife, Saima, following an altercation.
They said that initially the family told the police that Saima was sleeping at the roof of her house when a stray bullet hit her causing her death. However, when police grilled the family and detained her husband for questioning, he confessed to having killed his wife, said a duty officer at the Shahrah-i-Noor Jehan police station.
The police said that Khalid had some suspicion on his wife’s character. He was arrested and a murder case was registered against him, they added.
Ex-PNSC employee strangulated
The body of an elderly man was found in his house in Malir Monday. Police said that the trussed-up body was found on the first floor of his house within the remit of the Malir City police station. They said that the victim was identified as Munawar Ali, 60.
His family told the police that two women and a man came to his house to see him. They had gone to the first floor of the house and when they left the victim did not come downstairs. However, the victim’s grandchildren found him dead when they went upstairs to see him.
They informed the police about the incident.
The body was shifted to the JPMC for a post-mortem examination. The victim was strangulated. He was a retired employee of the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, the police added.