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Four men killed in firing incidents in Karachi

The casualty was shifted to a hospital for medical legal formalities

By Our Correspondent
February 13, 2024
Policemen stand guard along a street in Karachi on February 1, 2024, ahead of the general elections. — AFP
Policemen stand guard along a street in Karachi on February 1, 2024, ahead of the general elections. — AFP

Four people, including a rickshaw driver and a suspected criminal, were killed in separate incidents of firing in Karachi on Monday.

According to details, a man was killed after being hit by a bullet fired by fleeing robbers in the Teen Hatti area. Police said that some robbers were escaping after looting a mobile shop, and when the public attempted to get hold of them, they started firing indiscriminately.

As a result, a man who was standing near a flower shop was hit with a bullet which proved fatal, police added. The casualty was shifted to a hospital for medical legal formalities. His identity was not confirmed immediately.

Separately, a rickshaw driver was shot dead in the Gulzar-e-Hijri area. The casualty was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he was identified as 35-year-old Jamshed, resident of Rajput Colony located in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

Police said that the initial investigations suggest that the man was sleeping in his rickshaw, when an unidentified assailant or more came and shot him in the head. He died on the spot. Police suspected the incident to be an outcome of personal enmity, while further investigation was underway.

In another incident of firing, a man was shot dead by unknown suspects near Faizan-e-Madina on University Road within the remits of the PIB Colony police station. The casualty was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where he was identified as Mukhtar Alam. Police said that two armed men pillion riding on a motorcycle shot and killed the victim near his residence.

Meanwhile, 25-year-old Faizan was killed in firing in the Korangi area. The victim’s body was shifted to JPMC for medico-legal formalities. Police recovered two empties of 30-bore bullets from the crime scene as well two bullets from the victim’s pocket.

According to police, the deceased possessed a criminal record pertaining to his alleged involvement in street crimes. Investigators suspected that Faizan might have been killed by his accomplices over monetary dispute.