Two people were killed while another was injured, all in separate incident of violence and target killings in different parts of the city on Thursday.
The body of an unidentified man was recovered from the Northern Bypass on Thursday, reported the Surjani Town police. SHO Bashir Bhutto said that the body had been rotting for 10 days and was it difficult to identify the person. The deceased was believed to be between the ages of 35 to 40 and was severely tortured before being killed. The police have yet to ascertain the motive behind the killing. “Right now, we can’t say anything about the criminals because we don’t have any information about the deceased,” said Bhutto. The body was shifted to the cold storage facility at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
Separately, unidentified armed men riding a motorcycle shot and killed a 60-year-old man near Rekser Bridge on Thursday, within the limits of the Pak Colony police station. According to SHO Rao Shabir, two unidentified motorcyclists opened fire at Anayatullah, a resident of Ittehad Town who was working inside a marble shop in Pak Colony. The assailants managed to flee after the incident, while the injured succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital. Police officials said that the deceased had a familial dispute and had divorced his wife a few days ago. Police recovered two empty shells of a 9mm pistol from the spot and have kept them for forensic testing.
Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man was injured by a bullet in Shah Faisal Colony on Thursday when he resisted a mugging incident. According to the Shah Faisal police, unidentified armed men shot and injured 30-year-old Farooq in Shah Faisal Colony No 2. The attackers managed to flee from the spot while the injured was shifted to a nearby hospital.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 22nd, 2014.