QUETTA: The chief warden of the Quetta District Jail was shot dead by unknown people on Jail Road on Saturday. In a separate incident, a bullet-riddled body of a missing person was found dumped near a bus stop in the Khuzdar district.
According to police, Imtiaz Rasool, Chief Warden Quetta Jail, was attacked near the jail by two persons on a motorbike who opened fire at him. The attackers fled from the scene after committing the crime. The body was shifted to Provincial Sandeman Hospital for autopsy.
“It could be a case of targeted killing,” local police officer Mohammad Aslam said, adding that police are investigating the murder. Police have launched a manhunt in the area for the attackers.
Banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has claimed responsibility for the attack. A spokesperson, introducing himself as Abu Bakar Siddiq, calling from an undisclosed location said LeJ would continue to target officials and people involved in arresting and killing members of their outfit.
Meanwhile, a bullet-riddled body was found near a bus stop in Khuzdar district on Saturday.
According to the police, some passers-by spotted the body near the bus stop and informed the nearby police station. Police rushed to the pot and cordoned off the area, and the body was shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital. The body was identified as Abdul Qudus, son of Abdul Wahab. He went missing on July 21, 2012 from the Arbab Complex area of Khuzdar.
“The body bore multiple bullet wounds,” hospital sources said.
A case has been registered against unknown people and an investigation is underway.
In a separate incident, a man was injured in a hand grenade attack in Pasni, a coastal town.
According to the police, unknown persons on motorbike hurled a hand grenade at a grocery shop on Pasni Road. As result of the explosion, a man identified as Ghulam Mustafa sustained shrapnel wounds and the shop was damaged. Police rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. The injured was shifted to a nearby hospital.
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