KARACHI: A young man was shot dead on the outskirts of the city on Friday afternoon, police said.

The SITE Superhighway Industrial Area police said that the man, who appeared to be in his early 30s, was gunned down near a petrol pump in Rawaq Society. They said that three unknown suspects travelling in a rickshaw brought the victim to the crime scene, shot him and fled in the rickshaw.

The victim sustained a single bullet wound in the temple and died on the spot. The incident occurred at around 1.30pm. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The police said that the victim remained unidentified as no identification papers were found.

Woman attempts suicide after ‘killing daughter’

A young woman killed her minor daughter and then tried to end her life in the Mominabad area early on Friday morning, officials said.

They added that Taniya shot dead her three-year-old daughter, Adeena, in their Bismillah Colony home. She also attempted suicide by shooting herself.

Mominabad police officer Bilal Yaqub said that the woman was hit in the abdomen and she was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment.

Quoting her husband, Sheeraz, the police officer said that she was an “emotionally disturbed” person.

He said that it was not known as to whether she was getting any treatment. The family claimed that they came to know about her state of mind when she got married and gave birth around three years ago. Further investigations are under way, he added.

Published in Dawn, September 14th, 2019