Second-year student shot dead by ‘robbers’ in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar

Three motorcycle-riding suspected criminals' fired shots from behind when Asad Khan tried to run away from them


Kashif Hashmi March 15, 2018
Second-year student Muhammad Asad Khan. PHOTO: ONLINE

KARACHI: A student of second-year was shot and killed in Karachi's Gulistan-e-Jauhar area on Wednesday.

Soon after Muhammad Asad Khan, 22, came out of Ayesha Masjid in Gulistan-e-Jauhar's Block 1 after the Asr prayer, he was stopped by three unidentified men on a bike who were attempting to snatch his belongings.

In the CCTV footage, Asad can be seen trying to defend himself and run away from the suspected robbers. While he was running away, the suspects shot him in the back and he collapsed on the spot, after which they drove off unchallenged.

SCREENGRAB OF CCTV FOOTAGE SCREENGRAB OF CCTV FOOTAGE

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Asad's funeral was held today (Thursday) in Jauhar area after Zuhr prayer. The residents staged a protest after the funeral against the police performance in the neighbourhood.

Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Muhammad Hamza confirmed the incident and said that an FIR had not been registered but is scheduled to be registered after the funeral processions.

Residents of the area had written an application to DIG and SSP East to register collective complaints regarding the prevailing law and order in the area on Monday.

In the application they stated that a number of street crimes have been occurred, especially of phone snatching in the area. Still awaiting response from the authorities as the residents were alarmed at the death of Asad.

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