KARACHI, July 14: Ten people including a worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement were killed on Saturday in acts of violence in different parts of the city, witnesses and police said.
They said that the 36-year-old MQM worker, identified as Syed Jamal Faisal, son of Mehfooz Ahmed, was riding a motorcycle when he was intercepted by assailants near his house in Orangi Town.
The witnesses said that the attackers, who were also riding on a bike, pumped bullets into the victim and rode away after their swift operation of targeted killing.
The police said that the victim was a relative of an MQM MPA and was a staff of the Sindh High Court.
No case was registered till late in the night, the police said.
Couple shot dead in Khokhrapar
A couple, parents of three, was found shot dead in their house in Khokhrapar No 4, a locality in Malir.
Police said that 38-year-old Jumman Shah and his 32-year-old wife, Nida, were shot dead in the early hours of Saturday as their children, two daughters and a son, were asleep.
They said that their neighbours woke up in the morning to find the victim’s main door ajar with no sign of activity in the house.
The police said that they immediately reached the spot after the neighbours informed them of the incident and shifted the bodies to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsies.
Medico-legal sources at the JPMC told Dawn that both victims were shot once to their head from point-blank range as the bullets went through their skulls.
Khokhrapar SHO Izhar Hussain told Dawn that the assailant(s) used TT and 9mm pistols in the offence as two spent bullet casings were seized from the spot.
He said that eight-year-old eldest daughter of the victims told the police that her maternal uncles had a dispute with their father, who was a minibus driver of route P-1 and hailed from Tando Mohammed Khan.
She told the police that her uncles, who belonged to the Urdu-speaking community, also had an altercation with her father when they visited their house on Thursday.
The police officer said that the investigation was still under way as the police were waiting for the relatives of Jumman Shah before a case of double murder was lodged.
Man shot dead
A 42-year-old man was found trussed up and shot dead at a desolate place at Sammu Goth within the remit of the Memon Goth police station.
The body was shifted to the JPMC where the victim was identified as Abu Turrab Haider, son of Sajjad Haider, a resident of Jaffar-i-Tayyar, Malir.
Hospital sources said that the victim was shot three times in his upper torso from a very close range as all bullets pierced the body.
The police said that the victim was a drug addict.
The police have registered a case against unknown culprits on a complaint of a victim’s brother.
Trailer driver shot dead
The driver of a coal-laden trailer was shot dead and another trailer driver wounded when occupants of a car opened fire on them in the early hours of Saturday near Singer Chowrangi in Landhi No 4.
The Awami Colony police said that Fateh Bashir, 42, died and Hazrat Khan wounded in the attack.
They said that the incident seemed to be motivated by a personal enmity.
Young man shot dead
A 28-year-old supervisor of an embroidery factory in SITE was shot dead near his residence on Jahangir Road within the remit of the Jamshed Qaurter police station.
The police said that the victim, Shahzad Memon, son of Abdus Sattar, was a resident of Dakkan Palace. Armed men riding a motorbike opened fire on him as he pulled over near his residential plaza, said the police. Witnesses said that the victim died instantly and the attackers rode away immediately after pumping several bullets into him.
The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital where medico-legal sources said that the victim sustained seven bullets in his upper torso.
The police said that the victim had moved to his new residence only a month ago.
They said the police were still gathering information about the victim and a case would be registered later.
Paramedic shot dead
A 55-year-old man was shot dead near Annu Bhai Park at Nazimabad No 2 in the late evening.
The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where the victim was identified as Jamshed Ali, son of Roshan Ali.
The police said that the victim was the official in charge of nursing school of a medical university hospital and resident of Defence Housing Authority, Phase-7.
The police said that no case was registered till late as the medico-legal proceedings were still under way.
Woman found buried
The body of an unidentified woman was found at a desolate place within the remit of the Sachal police station.
Witnesses said that the body was buried in a two-foot-deep pit at Sikander Goth and it became visible as the mud was removed by wild animals. But the body was not mutilated, they said.
The body was shifted to the JPMC where medico-legal sources said that it bore marks of torture.
They said that the victim, clad in dark coloured shalwar-qameez, appeared to be in her early-30s.
Later, the police moved the body to the Edhi morgue at Sohrab Goth for a want of identification.
Youth shot dead over petty dispute
A 30-year-old man was killed at Dawood Goth in Baldia Town on Saturday.
The Saeedabad police said that Jameel Baloch was shot dead allegedly by Ilahi Bux and Khalid, his neighbours, over a dispute regarding stealing electricity through a kunda connection.
They said Ilahi Bux was arrested while Khalid escaped.
Man killed in SITE
A 45-year-old man, Pai Khan, was shot dead near Malang Hotel in Pathan Colony.
The SITE police said that the victim, resident of Rehmani Mohallah, was killed by Abdul Sattar over some personal enmity.
They said the suspect managed to escape.
A case was registered against Abdul Sattar under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code.