KARACHI: Four people were killed in separate incidents of violence in the city on Sunday.
A policeman was shot dead in an act of target killing in Baldia Town within the limits of Ittehad Town police station. The deceased was identified as 40-year-old Abdul Wakeel, son of Khair Muhammad.
According to the police, the victim was shot multiple times by unidentified assailants. He was subsequently rushed to Civil Hospital, Karachi, where he breathed his last.
The deceased was posted to the Pak Colony police station. Unidentified armed motorcyclists targeted and killed him when he was on the way home after the night shift at Pak Colony police station. Law enforcers suspect that members of a banned outfit may be behind the killing. A case has been registered while further investigation was underway.
Separately, a man was shot dead in an act of target killing within the limits of Manghopir police station. Police officials said that the deceased was a resident of Baldia Town and was killed by unidentified assailants over unexplained reasons. His body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy where he was identified as Habibur Rehman, 55, son of Shamsur Rehman.
In another incident, the body of 33-year-old Farhan, son of Tanvir, was found from a garbage dump within the limits of Liaquatabad police station.
Police officials said that no torture marks or bullet wounds were found on the body. They suspected that he might have been killed by being given a poisonous substance. The body was shifted to Edhi morgue to trace his family after medico-legal formalities were completed at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
Meanwhile, the body of a young man, who has yet to be identified, was found from Yousuf Goth within the limits of Saeedabad police station. Police officials believe the victim may have been kidnapped earlier. They suspected that he was brought to the site by the assailants who shot him dead before fleeing. The motive behind his killing has yet to be ascertained. The body was moved to Edhi morgue, Sohrab Goth for identification after medico-legal formalities were conducted at Civil Hospital, Karachi.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th,2014.