KARACHI: A 40-year-old man was shot dead while waiting for his children to take them to some recreational place in the Keamari area on Sunday.

Police said Javed Daud was waiting on his motorbike in Kachhi Para at Yaqub Munda Chowk when a gunman appeared there and shot a single fire at him and ran away, said Jackson SHO Adil Khan.

He sustained a bullet wound in the head and was taken to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, where doctors pronounced him as dead on arrival.

The SHO said the victim had separated from his wife a few years ago. He had two sons aged three-and-a-half and five years, who lived with their mother. It was his routine to take his both sons for picnic on every holiday (Sunday) and would drop them back at their mother’s place. As usual, he was waiting for his sons near his former in-laws’ home when he was gunned down.

The officer suspected some personal enmity behind the murder. Since the family was in a state of shock, they told the police that they would get an FIR registered after his burial.

The victim was a cloth merchant.

Published in Dawn, February 17th, 2020