Violence claims nine more lives in Karachi
KARACHI: At least nine people, including an activist of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), were killed in separate acts of targeted violence in the city here on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the body of a newly born baby was found from Dockyard.
In the first incident, an activist of MQM was killed in Jamshed Quarters area within the precincts of Jamshed Quarters police station.
An official said that 38-year-old Nadeem Abbasi, son of Yaseen Abbasi, was standing at the Dabbu Club where unidentified armed riders shot him dead and escaped. The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for medico-legal formalities. Nadeem belonged to Shia community and was the resident of the same area. Police suspected that the ongoing wave of targeted killing might had been the motive behind the killing.
Separately, a man was shot dead in Orangi Town within the limits of Iqbal Market police station. SHO Muhammad Sabir said that two armed pillion riders opened fire on a gathering near a house, resultantly, two people Zaheer, son of Hashim, and Hashmat received bullet injuries. They were rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors pronounced Zaheer dead, while Hashmat’s condition was termed critical.
Moreover, a man belonging to Hindu community was shot dead in Hasan Owlia village within the limits of Pak Colony police station.
According to police, some unidentified culprits took away a young man with them. They shot him multiple times and fled from the site, as a result, the victim received critical wounds and was rushed to CHK for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries. The deceased was later identified as 23-year-old Aakash, son of Sham Lal. He lived in Garden area and used to run an auto parts pushcart in the same area. An official quoted the victim’s family as saying that Aakash was neither affiliated with any political party nor had any personal enmity. Further investigation was underway.
Besides, two men were killed in Sector 5-D near Allah Wala Chowk within the jurisdiction of Bilal Colony police station. An official said that 42-year-old Nadeem, son of Safdar, and 40-year-old Aslam Qiamkhani, son of Hashim, were sitting near home when armed culprits shot and killed both of them and escaped. Their bodies were brought to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities. Police said the victim was affiliated with a local weekly newspaper and the motive behind the killing was yet to be ascertained.
A rickshaw driver was shot dead near Shah Waliullah Road, Lyari within the jurisdiction of Kalri police station.
SHO Chand Khan Niazi said two armed pillion riders shot dead a rickshaw driver Ali Abbas Khan while he was sitting in his rickshaw. Two armed pillion riders shot single bullet in his forehead and escaped, as a result, he died on the spot. The body was shifted to the CHK for an autopsy. The deceased was the resident of Khamosh Colony, Nazimabad and hailed form Kala Dhaka. Police revealed that he was killed over a personal enmity in his native town.
Furthermore, a man was gunned down in Korangi 100 Quarter within the jurisdiction of Ibrahim Hyderi police station. An official said that Iqbal, son of Zakir, was killed by some unidentified culprits. He said that deceased was a gangster and involved in several crimes. He suspected that his accomplices might have shot him dead over some dispute. The body was shifted to the JPMC for an autopsy.
Separately, a man was killed over personal dispute in Machar Colony within the limits of Docks police station.
However, police managed to detain the accused and recovered weapon from his possession. According to police, the deceased Qudratullah and injured Shafo Khan, were shot by their neighbour Zakir after a petty dispute.
Meanwhile, the body of an infant was found from PNS Dockyard within the limits of Docks police station. Police said the baby was newly born and unidentified culprits threw it in the sea. The body was brought to the CHK for medico-legal formalities and later moved to Edhi mortuar.