Five people, including a political worker, were killed in the city on Friday. An activist from the Awami National Party (ANP) was gunned down in Bilal Colony, Korangi. The victim was sitting outside his house when unidentified men shot him. He was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he died.
Korangi Industrial Area SHO Malik Ayub said that 25-year-old Abdul Shakoor Bengali was a bandit and was killed by his gang members over a monetary dispute. However, the ANP, claimed that Bengali was affiliated with the party.
In an unrelated incident, a man was shot dead during a robbery at Jamaluddin Afghani Road in New Town. The police said that 24-year-old Faisal Memon was resident of Garden West and was going to Sharfabad in his car when two armed men on a motorcycle tried to snatch his cell phone and shot him upon offering resistance. The victim was taken to the Aga Khan University Hospital where he died during treatment. There were reports that the deceased was a bookie, but the case inquiry officer, Sub-Inspector Ashraf Baloch, said that Memon worked at the Karachi Stock Exchange. The police have registered a case (FIR no. 222/12) against two unidentified suspects on the complaint of Memon’s uncle.
In Ayub Goth, 22-year-old Imtiaz Gopang was stabbed to death during a fight between two poultry shop owners, Sohrab Goth police said. Gopang was killed by another poultry shop owner, named Zahid, who was also injured during a squabble, which erupted over differences on selling rates for meat, said DSP Iftikhar Lodhi. The suspect has been arrested and further investigation is under way. The body of an unidentified man was found from Sector 2½, Korangi.
Zaman Town SHO Dilawar Jhokio said the body was shifted to the Edhi Morgue, Sohrab Goth for identification.
A 20-year-old man identified as Ahmed was gunned down in Orangi Town, said the Pakistan Bazaar police. They claim that he was sitting at home near Madina Colony when two men on a motorcycle opened fire at him. He was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
At least six alleged gangsters from Lyari were arrested by Rangers during a raid in Mawach Goth. According to a source in Rangers, the arrested suspects were affiliated with the banned Peoples Amn Committee (PAC). Six hand grenades, two Kalashnikovs, five pistols, 950 bullets and a significant quantity of narcotics were also recovered from them.
The arrested men were identified as Hakim, Ameer Hamza, Murad Baloch, Waqar Pathan, Muzammil and Haider. The Rangers have not handed over the suspects to the police as they are being interrogated. PAC leader Zafar Baloch confirmed the news, saying details about the arrests were being gathered.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 26th, 2012.