Student killed, another injured in firing after accident near Karachi's Do Darya

Published December 3, 2017
Unknown suspects opened fire at students after an accident at Do Darya in Karachi.─DawnNews
Unknown suspects opened fire at students after an accident at Do Darya in Karachi.─DawnNews

A teenager was killed and another injured when unknown suspects opened fire at them after an accident at Do Darya in Karachi's Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area on Sunday morning, police said.

Two youths were travelling in a Mercedes and were on their way to have breakfast at the beach when a minor accident occurred, Superintendent Police Clifton Dr Asad Malhi said.

After the accident, suspects travelling in double-cabin vehicle opened indiscriminate fire on the car at around 9am.

As a result, the two passengers sustained bullet wounds. They were transported to a private hospital where doctors pronounced Zafir, 18, dead, the SP said.

Zaid, 20, was admitted to the hospital for treatment. He sustained a bullet wound on his hand and his condition was stated to be out of danger, the SP added.

Police carried out raids with the help of CCTV footage and, subsequently, four suspects were detained for interrogation. Two vehicles were also impounded.

The victim, a resident of Defence Housing Authority was a first year student at DHA College, said SP Malhi.

Higher authorities took notice of the incident.

Home Minister Sindh Sohail Anwar Siyal took notice of the matter and ordered Additional Inspector General Karachi Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar to file a report immediately.

The minister also ordered the immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the incident.

Opinion

Editorial

Updated 28 May, 2022

POL price shock

The state must look into exactly how much of an impact POL hikes have had on the prices of everyday items.
28 May, 2022

Changed laws

THERE will be much noise made over bills passed in the last two days by parliament to amend election and National...
28 May, 2022

Causing damage

FORMER prime minister Imran Khan’s remarks that he called off his protest, not because he had reached a deal but...
27 May, 2022

After the march

FORMER prime minister Imran Khan either ‘ran away’ from Islamabad or made a temporary, strategic retreat. It...
A tough decision
Updated 27 May, 2022

A tough decision

Decision to raise fuel prices will remove a major hitch of concluding a staff-level agreement with IMF.
27 May, 2022

Xinjiang files

QUESTIONS about the status of the Muslim Uighur people in China’s Xinjiang autonomous region often arise, with...