HYDERABAD: A suspended Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker was shot dead outside in the limits of Makki Shah police late on Tuesday night.
Two men on a motorcycle opened fire at 40-year-old Furqan, the father of four children, outside his residence in Mumtaz Colony and managed to escape. Furqan, who sustained four bullet wounds, was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead by the doctors.
Police sources believe that the murder could have been motivated by personal enmity.
Makki Shah SHO Ghulam Hyder Shahani told The Express Tribune that the deceased had been nominated in two FIRs, including one for murder. He had allegedly killed Aqeel alias Kala, who is also said to be an MQM worker, over a year ago. "Furqan spent eight or nine months in jail before reaching a compromise with Aqeel's family. He was released one and a half months ago," disclosed the SHO.
An MQM spokesperson sought time to confirm the slain man's association with the party. No case has yet been filed for the killing.
Separately, the Sakhi Pir police gunned down a suspected robber in an encounter near the Sham Das park. According to the police, the deceased, identified as Maqsood Dero, carried head money of Rs500,000 and was involved in over 50 cases of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and encounters with the police.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 18th, 2015.