KARACHI, Nov 21: Two men were shot dead in the city in separate incidents on Wednesday, police said.

The police added that assailants riding on a motorcycle gunned down an elderly man off the Superhighway within the remit of the Sohrab Goth police station.

They said that 62-year-old Burhanuddin was supervising some construction work in the Qayyumabad area off Superhighway when two men riding on a motorcycle emerged there, fired shots on him and rode away. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

Area DSP Qamar Ahmed said that the victim was a resident of the same locality and hailed from Afghanistan. He was a member of an elders’ peace committee, he added.

In Orangi Town, a young man was shot dead, police said.

They added that the incident took place in Orangi Town’s Sector 4-E within the remit of the Pirabad police station.

They said that Sher Bahadur, 22, was standing near a Biryani Centre when a man came close to him, fired at him and escaped.

The victim died.

The victim was a resident of Frontier Colony.

An area police officer said that the victim had a monetary dispute with someone. The police were carrying out raids for arrest of the suspect, he added.

However, no FIR pertaining to the killing was lodged till late in the night.

The victim’s family told the police that they would lodge an FIR after the funeral.

Updated Nov 22, 2012 01:43am

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