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KARACHI: The bodies of two newborn babies were found on a garbage dump in Gulistan-i-Jauhar on Tuesday, police said.

Inspector Ali Hasan Sheikh, the SHO of Sharea Faisal police station, said that some passersby noticed the bodies, apparently mauled by stray animals, dumped on the garbage dump in Block 12 and drew the attention of others to them.

“Police rushed to the site and moved them to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre,” he said, adding that the victims were too premature to determine their genders. “We are waiting for some reports from the hospital and then would definitely move forward in line with the defined laws.”

Shop looted

Robbers on Tuesday took away nearly half a dozen laptops and a tablet from a shop in Federal B Area after breaking the locks of the facility, police said.

They said the owner of the shop situated in Block 20, Federal B Area, found the locks of his electronic items shop broken that led to the robbery of some six laptops. The robbers, they said, apparently executed the job in the early hours of the day and pulled down the shutter while leaving the shop.

“There were several laptops and other gadgets in the shop,” said Inspector Amir Azam, the SHO of Samanabad police station. “However, the robbers took away only six of them and a tablet from the shop. There are no CCTV cameras installed outside or inside the shop but the investigators have collected footage of other cameras in the surrounding to check movement of the vehicles and people at the time of the incident to connect the dots.”

Boy falls into drain

A three-year-old boy went missing after falling into a drain in Manzoor Colony. An official said the boy, named Najeebullah, was playing with other children near his home when he fell into the drain.

“People of the area first tried to locate him on their own,” said the official. “Later they called the authorities concerned, who sent the urban search and rescue team of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation. However, the search remained unfruitful for five hours and it was called off after sunset. There are [slim] chances of his survival but the rescue work would be resumed on Wednesday morning.”

Policeman wounded

A policeman was injured in an armed attack on a police mobile in the Defence View area on Tuesday. An official said the gunmen on a motorbike fired multiple shots on the mobile of Baloch Colony police carrying three policemen to the police station and sped away.

“One of the bullets hit 25-year-old constable Asif Ali on his right leg,” said an official at the Baloch Colony police station.

Published in Dawn, February 14th, 2018