Sindh Bar Council official gunned down in Karachi

Initial police investigations suggest incident a case of targeted killing, personal feud


News Desk December 01, 2021
The deceased lawyer Irfan was gunned down on his way home after dropping his children off at school.

KARACHI:

An official of the Sindh Bar Council was gunned down in Karachi on Wednesday in the city's Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block-13 area.

The deceased was identified as 40-year-old Irfan Ali. Police officers said they rushed to the spot of the incident after it was reported, and rescue workers transported the body of the deceased to a hospital.

The incident occurred when Irfan was on his way home after dropping off his children to school. The victim received three bullets at a close range.

The police also claimed to have found three casings of a 30 bore pistol at the crime scene.

The suspects were wearing helmets and did not attempt to rob or argue with the victim.

According to the preliminary police investigation, the incident appeared to be a case of targeted killing or personal feud.

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Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) East Qamar Raza Jaskani said that Irfan’s nephew was present in the car when the victim was shot. However, the nephew remained safe miraculously.

Express News obtained footage of the shooting, which shows the assailants firing at the victim and fleeing with ease.

The footage also shows that the incident took place in front of students going to school on other motorcycles.

In a separate incident last week, four members of a family, including two children, were gunned down near Ferozwala in Punjab on Wednesday.

The deceased family members were reportedly residents of Batapur and were travelling on GT Road when they were intercepted by unidentified suspects and shot dead.

Police teams reached the site of the incident soon after and removed the bodies from the crime scene for medico-legal processing.

Initial investigation by police suggested that the family was gunned down over old enmity.

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