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Salis bin Perwaiz
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Three people, including a civilian employee of the Pakistan Navy and an activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, were gunned down in separate incidents in the city on Tuesday.

 

Niaz Ahmed, 38, was shot dead in the Sohrab Goth police limits on Tuesday morning. Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Iftikhar Lodhi of Sohrab Goth Division said that after being called to the scene, police shifted the body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for a post-mortem.

 

Ahmed was a resident of the same area and worked in the Pakistan Navy’s civilian department. On Tuesday morning as per his daily routine he left home for work on his motorcycle. On his way to office, gunmen riding on a motorcycle intercepted him. On seeing the suspects, Ahmed attempted to flee, but the assailants shot him dead and fled.

 

According to the eyewitnesses, the assailants were two in number.SDPO Lodhi said that the victim had been shot six times. The police found empty shells of a 30-bore pistol from the spot.

 

The family of the deceased told the police that Ahmed, who left behind a widow and two children and hailed from Kohat, had had no enmity with anyone nor had he informed them of any death threats.

 

SDPO Lodhi said that it was premature to determine the motive behind the murder.However, according to their information the victim was involved in a land dispute with a group and it seemed that the same group was involved in the murder.

 

Sohrab Goth police have lodged a case and are investigating.In another case, Mohammad Jamil, 32, was shot dead in the Mauripur police limits. The incident took place near the last stop of Marwat Coach in Mauripur.

 

Sub-Inspector (SI) Mohammad Nawaz of the Mauripur police station said that acting on information a police van went to the crime scene and took the body to the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK).

 

He added that people at the scene of the crime told the police that the victim had come to the place on motorcycles with three suspects, who used abusive language and opened fire killing Jamil on the spot, and fled.

 

Police said that the victim was a resident of Younusabad. On Tuesday morning, they said, someone had called at his cell phone and called him out from his house. As soon as he left home, armed men kidnapped him at gunpoint and then murdered him.

 

SI Nawaz said that Jamil had received two bullet wounds, one to the neck and the other to the chest.The family of the deceased alleged that Jamil had been killed by people belonging to the Lyari gang war. They had an FIR lodged against six alleged gang war members, including Ashok, Chief and Naseer.

 

The deceased was an activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) of Unit-111 and also committee member of the Lyari unit. He was an employee of Pakistan Post Office. Meanwhile, the bullet-riddled body of a man with marks of torture was found in a gunny bag near a petrol pump in the Mauripur area.

 

The deceased was identified as Khalid Bux Brohi, a resident of Jahanabad, Shershah.According to the family, Brohi worked at the Shershah Kabari Market as a labourer. He had gone missing on Monday. His family spoke to his employers, who informed them that he had left the workplace on Monday evening. Afterwards, they went to the police station and lodged a complaint about his going missing.

 

SI Nawaz of the Mauripur police station said police took the body to the CHK for a post-mortem. The victim had suffered multiple bullet wounds. The murder seemed to be a target killing but the family denied any enmity with anyone.