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Five suspects booked after two friends shot dead in Korangi

By Our Correspondent
May 07, 2024
Police officials stand guard during a search operation against criminals in Karachi on May 6, 2024. — PPI
Police officials stand guard during a search operation against criminals in Karachi on May 6, 2024. — PPI

Following the murder of two friends in the Korangi area on the night between Sunday and Monday, police registered a case against five suspects, one of whom is said to be a dismissed policeman.

The FIR No 559/24 was registered against five suspects including Sultan, Nadeem, Nauman, alias Shahu Pathan, Danish, and an unidentified person. The case was registered on the complaint of Gulbahar, the father of one of the victims, Muhammad Ali.

The complainant claimed that one of the involved suspects, Danish, was a dismissed policeman and a member of a criminal gang. "I was present near the scene when I heard gunshots. When I went close, I saw five suspects firing at my son and his friend,” Gulbahar narrated.

The suspects fled the scene after the firing, the complainant said, adding that despite being dismissed from police service, Danish continued to run a special police party. The murders took place on the night between Sunday and Monday in Korangi’s Bilal Colony area. Following the incident, police and rescue workers reached the crime scene and transported the casualties to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where the deceased persons were identified as Imtiaz Ahmed, 36, son of Nisar Ahmed, and Ali, 40.

Police said Ahmed was a resident of Korangi Industrial Area Sector 8-C and he had six children. He was a heavy vehicles mechanic and used to run a garage near Bilal Colony. He hailed from Kohat.

The other deceased, Ali, was a resident of Korangi's Bengali Bazaar and the father of five. He was a motorcycle mechanic and had a mechanic shop near Ahmed’s garage. He hailed from Naushero Feroz. The victims were childhood friends.

According to witnesses, the victims were returning to their homes on a motorcycle after closing their shops when they were shot. The assailants are said to be drug dealers and dacoits who killed the two in revenge as they were previously caught by them.

Witnesses reported that more than a dozen shots were fired, with Ahmed receiving six and Ali two bullet wounds. Police found three empty shells of a 30-bore pistol at the scene. Police said they had initiated efforts to obtain CCTV footage and started search for the suspects following the registration of the case.