Karachi Korpse Kount -- special Eid edition
KARACHI: Seven people, including a political worker, fell prey to violence during three Eid days – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday- in the metropolis, while the law enforcers claimed to have apprehended two militants of an outlawed organisation from city’s outskirts
An activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was gunned down near his house within the limits of Pakistan Bazaar police station. The 45-year-old victim was identified as Shahid Siddiqui, son of Roshan Siddiqui. A police official informed that two armed men on a motorcycle sprayed Siddiqui with bullets as he stepped out of a barber’s shop in Gulshan-e-Bihar, Orangi Town, on the first day of Eidul Fitr. He further informed that police suspect the murder to be an offshoot of current ethno-political rift between two sects.
Another man, Bakar Ali, 30, son of Wali Mohammad, was gunned down in Naval Colony, Baldia Town within the limits of Mauripur police station on the second day of Eidul Fitr. A police official informed that victim was in his Suzuki pickup when unidentified armed motorcyclists shot and killed him. He used to live in Ittehad Town, Baldia. The body was moved to the Civil Hospital Karachi for an autopsy and later handed over to the family.
Separately, 30-year-old Shafiq, son of Rafiq, was shot dead in North Karachi within Khwaja Ajmair Nagri police precincts. Police officials said that the deceased belonged to a Siraiki family and was labourer by profession. They said that at least two armed men, riding a motorcycle, shot and killed Shafiq while he slept outside the house. The body was moved to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities. Police officials said that they were trying to ascertain the motive behind incident.
Separately, 32-year-old Aurangzaib, son of Azmat Khan, was gunned down outside his house near Manghopir Road within Pirabad police remit. Police officials said that the victim’s family was not cooperating with them while the initial investigation suggested that he was killed by his brother. The body was moved to the ASH for an autopsy.
Moreover, the police discovered a youngster’s body from Yousuf Haroon Road within the jurisdiction of Risala police station. The body was moved to the Civil Hospital where victim was identified as Noman alias Nomi, son of Ibrahim Baloch. Police officials said that Noman used to live in Baghdadi, Lyari and was shot dead after being kidnapped.
Body of an elderly woman was found from a shrubbery situated within the limits of Airport police station. Police retrieved the body after locals called them and shifted it to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. The victim was identified as 75-year-old Maher Bai, wife of Abdul Majeed. She hailed from Raheem Yar Khan and lately used to live at Jamali Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Police officials claimed that her husband, a drug addict, killed her with a sharp weapon.
Police found the body of a watchman from Orangi Town within the limits of Iqbal Market police station. The victim was identified as 55-year-old Khawer, son of Mumtaz. A police official said that the three-day old body was found inside a private school.
Meanwhile, the law enforcement agencies claimed to have apprehended two members of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in a targeted raid carried out in Manghopir area. The suspected Taliban were apprehended on a tip-off while city’s map, hand grenades and other weaponry were also recovered from their possession. The accused were allegedly planning to carry out a major terror activity on the occasion of Eidul Fitr.
Posted by: Steve White