KARACHI: At least five youngsters were killed in what police described as fighting between two alleged gangs in Chakiwara on Thursday.
The police believed the killings were the result of the ‘tit-for-tat’ attacks between reportedly breakaway factions of the banned Peoples Amn Committee as a ‘rift’ between them had deepened following the murder of a close relative of a gang leader.
The Chakiwara police said two teenagers and a youth were shot at and wounded critically in separate incidents on Tannery Road and Mirza Adam Khan Road, respectively, on Wednesday night. The wounded were taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi, where two of them were pronounced dead on arrival while the third one died from wounds on Thursday.
A teenager was shot dead in Bihar Colony-7. Nadir Afghani, 16, was found shot dead in H-Street. The body was shifted to the CHK for a post-mortem examination.
Another young man was found shot dead behind Lyari General Hospital, the police said.
Kalakot DSP Shakeel Ahmed the corpse was shifted to the CHK where his identity could not be ascertained immediately.
The Chakiwara police said members of the Faisal Pathan gang allegedly kidnapped two men belonging to the Baba Ladla gang from Tannery Road. The police officer said that the body might belong to the kidnapped persons. He suspected that Pathan gang killed him in ‘revenge’ of killing of his four accomplices earlier in Chakiwara.
Chakiwara SHO Sajjad Mangi said fighting between Pathan and Noor Mohammed aka Baba Ladla had intensified following the murder of the latter’s brother-in-law, Gul Hasan, 28, in Chakiwara on Wednesday.