Notorious Lyari gangster Arshad alias Pappu, his brother and their three accomplices were brutally tortured to death in Kalakot late Saturday night. However, police found only two bodies, as the corpses of Pappu and his brother were still missing.
Police said they received information that five people were lying dead at Afshani Gali in Kalakot. When the police reached there, they found only two bodies while the rest were missing.
The bodies were shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi and a message was aired on the police control system. Later, it transpired that the three missing bodies were that of Pappu, his younger brother Yasir Arafat and their close aide Jumma Khan alias Shera Pathan.
Pappu was believed to be staying alone at a house near Pankha Hotel in Shershah, as he had an enmity with a group in the Jehanabad area of his residence and discussions were under way to resolve the issue.
Pappu along with his two accomplices was present at his house in the Pankha Hotel area late night when his younger brother Yasir Arafat and Shera Pathan visited him, where they were about to take dinner. In the meantime, some members of a rival gang barged into the house, kidnapped them at gunpoint and took them to Afshani Gali in Kalakot, police sources said.
The rival group of gangsters soon started torturing Pappu, Yasir and three of their accomplices by tying their hands with ropes where the gangsters first started torturing his younger brother Yasir Arafat and later slaughtered him, police sources said.
Afterwards, they brutally tortured Jumma alias Shera Pathan and two other accomplices and shot them dead. Finally, the gangsters subjected Arshad Pappu to severe torture and cut his body parts into pieces. Later, according to sources, the rivals dragged the bodies of Arshad Pappu and Yasir Arafat on Mirza Adam Khan Road and dumped them. Sources said the gangsters also torched the bodies of Arshad Pappu and Yasir Arafat.
SHO Kalakot police station Tasawar Ameer said that when they rushed to Afshani Gali they found only two bodies, while the corpses of Arshad Pappu, Yasir Arafat and Jumma alias Shera Pathan were still missing.
He said the bodies of the missing deceased were reportedly torched and dumped somewhere for which the police search was continuing.
The two recovered bodies were later identified as of Nazar and Yasir, both associates of Arshad Pappu and residing in the Jehanabad area. A case has been lodged and investigation was underway.