KARACHI: A police constable was martyred on Monday while resisting a mugging attempt outside his residence.
Constable Syed Ahmed Abbas Rizvi was shot dead by robbers when he was accompanying his father to a bank.
According to a statement released by the port city’s police, constable Rizvi was posted at New Karachi police station.
Earlier this month, a traffic police official was shot dead in broad daylight on October 3. The incident occurred at the intersection between Ahsanabad and Surjani Town, where the victim was on duty at a police check post.
The slain official, identified as 55-year-old Muhammad Rafique Panhwar, was posted to the Gulzar-e-Hijri Traffic Section and was on patrol duty when unidentified assailants on a motorcycle opened fire at him, before speeding off.
The victim was shot at least 15 times and died on the spot. Police claimed to have recovered at least 18 bullet casings of a 9mm pistol from the scene. The victim’s body was later transported to his native town, Naushero Feroze for burial.