KARACHI, June 19: Five men, including a supporter of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, were gunned down in separate incidents in the city on Wednesday, police said.
They said that armed men kidnapped Irfan Qasim, 29, in the Baghdadi area. They brought him to G. Allana Road, fired at him and fled in the early hours of Wednesday.
The wounded was taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi where he died during treatment.
Quoting his family, the police said that he left his residence in Musharraf Colony on Tuesday night to visit his native place in Daryabad, Lyari.
The Baghdadi police said that the victim was believed to be a supporter of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and his brother, Adnan, lodged an FIR against ‘Lyari gangsters’ without nominating any individual.
Killing in Mewa Shah graveyard
The bullet-riddled body of a young man was found in the Mewa Shah graveyard on Wednesday.
Pak Colony SHO Bilal Raza said that circumstances suggested that unidentified persons kidnapped and brought the victim to the graveyard where they shot him dead.
He said there were three bullet marks on the head, back and hand on the victim’s body while his hands were also tied.
The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for a post-mortem examination. The identity of the victim could not be ascertained till late.
Youth found shot dead
The bullet-riddled body of a young man was found along the Lyari riverbed in Machhar Colony on Wednesday, police said.
They said that the victim was identified as Farhan Ismail, 26, with the help of an identity card found in his pocket. He was shot five times.
Docks SHO Asif Jakhrani said that a letter was also found in his pocket, which stated that he had been ‘betrayed’ by his beloved ‘S’.
However, the victim’s family told the police that he had left his residence in Jamshed Quarters around two days ago and did not return home.
They would lodge an FIR after the burial, the police said.
Picnicker kidnapped, killed
Two picnickers going to the Keenjhar Lake along with their other relatives in a small coach on Wednesday were ‘kidnapped’ and one of them was found shot dead later in the day, police said.
They said that armed occupants of a car intercepted the coach in the Malir City area, and took away Raja Pervez and his cousin, Noman, at gunpoint.
Later, Pervez was found shot dead near Saleh Muhammad Goth within the remit of the Shah Latif Town police station. The kidnappers left Noman unhurt.
Area SHO Ali Hassan said that victim’s brother Aurangzeb nominated their relative Rehan alias Azeem in the FIR.
He said that the complainant told the police that his relatives, living in Nazimabad and Liaquatabad, had planned a picnic and they left for the Keenjhar Lake in a small coach on Wednesday.
The SHO said that there was a dispute between suspect Rehan and the victim, as the former did not want him to take his wife to the picnic.
The suspect’s wife was in the coach when she received a phone call from her husband who asked her location and she told him that the vehicle was at a fuel station in Malir City. As soon as it started moving, armed occupants of a car intercepted the vehicle and two of them took Raja Pervez and Noman away. Later, they killed the former.
The area SHO said that suspect Rehan had shifted to Nazimabad from Lyari and he had a criminal background.
Van driver shot dead
A young school van driver was shot dead in New Karachi on Wednesday, police said.
Khawaja Ajmer Nagri SHO Gul Baig said that Imran Wazir, 35, was targeted outside his residence in Sector-5-C-1 when he was going to pick some schoolchildren.
The motive for the murder could not be ascertained immediately.
Robbers kill man upon resistance
A young man was shot dead while his brother was wounded by robbers upon resistance in Bhitai Colony on Wednesday.The Ibrahim Haidery police said that three gunmen stormed a house and started looting valuables. As inmates resisted, the suspects opened fire on them and fled. Kaiser Iqbal, 25, was killed while his brother, Nasir Iqbal was wounded.
A suspected robber, Khalid, 28, was also wounded as bullets fired by his accomplices hit him, Ibrahim Haidery SHO Naik Muhammad said, adding that two other robbers managed to escape but they left looted valuables at some distance.
He said the wounded robber was admitted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in a critical condition.
Woman bludgeoned to death
A woman was bludgeoned to death in her Hasan Brohi Goth home on Wednesday, police said.
They said that the body of Rizwana, 50, was found in her house.
Surjani Town SHO Shabbir Ahmed said that she was living alone in her house since the death of her husband. She had no children.
Grenade attack in Manghopir
A grenade was lobbed into a house in the Manghopir area on Wednesday. The attack, however, did not cause any damage to life and property.
Police said that the house of Shah Hussain located in Hamza Goth came under attack.
They said that the incident could be a result of ongoing gang warfare in the area.