Imambargah trustee gunned down in 'sectarian' attack
[Dawn] A septuagenarian trustee of an Imambargah was bumped off in Nazimabad on Wednesday evening, police said.

Police said that Hasan Mohsin Naqvi, 70, was sitting in a park after offering prayers at Imambargah Jamia Imamia in Nazimabad No 2 when assailants riding a cycle of violence emerged, one of them walked up to the victim and fired three shots and fled.

DSP Iftikhar Lodhi said that the victim suffered two bullet wounds in the head and one in the chest and was struck down in his prime.

Initial circumstantial evidence suggested that the killing was executed by sectarian motives, but it could be otherwise, as the victim had a dispute with another person over the trusteeship, said DIG-West Javed Odho.

The police collected three spent bullet casings of 9mm pistol from the crime-scene.

The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities. Later, the body was shifted to the Rizvia Imambargah where a large number of people had gathered.

Tension gripped the Gulbahar and Rizvia Society areas where angry protesters forced shopkeepers to close down their businesses.

A bus was also set on fire in the Gulbahar area. The incident caused a serious traffic jam during the evening rush hour.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-30