Motive unknown: School worker shot dead in targeted attack

Iqra school’s management said they had not received any threats.


Our Correspondent January 27, 2015
Rehman was going home on his motorcycle when two armed men on a motorcycle shot him in the head, killing him on the spot. STOCK IMAGE

KARACHI: A man who worked at Iqra Ahsanul Atfal school was shot dead in a targeted attack near Munawar Chowrangi in Gulistan-e-Jauhar on Tuesday noon.

The deceased, 34-year-old Fazalur Rehman, son of Abdul Ghaffar, worked in the administration department of the school located in PIA Housing Society. He hailed from Rahim Yar Khan and was a resident of Gulshan-e-Maymar Society.

Rehman was going home on his motorcycle when two armed men on a motorcycle shot him in the head, killing him on the spot. His body was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.

The school administration insisted that they had not received any threats by anyone, including extortionists or land grabbers. "We do not know why it happened," said an administration officer.

The police also ruled out the possibility of the killing being triggered by the victim's sect or from resisting a robbery. "It seems the incident occurred over personal enmity but nothing can be said for sure until the police record the statements of the victim's family," said Gulshan-e-Iqbal division SP Abid Qaimkhani. The law enforcers have confiscated the victim's cellphone to go over his call records and text messages. They have yet to register the case.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2015.

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