At least eight people were killed in separate acts of violence in the city, on Wednesday.
A labourer, identified as 35-year-old Raza Khan, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Baldia Town’s sector 4E. The victim, originally from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. Police suspect personal enmity as the motive behind the incident.
In a separate incident, Khokhrapar police found two bodies bearing torture marks from Faisal Dairy Farm located in Malir Cantt. The victims, identified as Haq Nawaz and Ramzan, were employees at the farm and were allegedly tortured to death with sticks and iron rods.
Meanwhile, the police have registered a case against unidentified culprits on behalf of one of the victim’s brother, Afzal Nawaz.
In New Karachi’s neighbourhood of Khameso Goth, unidentified men shot and killed a man, identified as Rehbar Abro, who had arrived from Larkana a couple of days ago to meet his relatives. Police have yet to ascertain the motive behind the incident.
In a separate incident, a man identified as Pir Muhammad Khan was killed while two others, Muhammad Khan and Haji Banor Khan, were injured when unidentified assialants opened fire at a jeep in Gulshan-e-Iqbal’s Quaid-e-Azam colony. The victims were residents of Sohrab Goth and were going to attend a friend’s funeral when they were followed and targeted by two assailants, said the police.
Two bodies bearing torture marks were found from the road connecting Baldia Town’s Abdullah Goth and Umer Goth within the limits of Mochko police station. The identity of the deceased could not be ascertained. The police, however, said that victims were kidnapped and tortured for around 16 hours before their bodies were dumped at the site.
Meanwhile, another body of an unidentified young man, reportedly in his early twenties, was found from near Kharadar’s paper market. The victim had been shot multiple times, according to the police. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital for identification.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2013.