KARACHI: A Balochistan trader was found shot dead near the Northern Bypass on Tuesday, police said.

They said the body of 36-year-old Abdul Kareem was found at a desolate place within the remit of the Mochko police station. The victim was identified as a resident of Hub with a business of auto products.

“The local police were approached by his family on Monday with complaints that he had not returned from Karachi where he was on a business visit,” said an official at the Mochko police station. “An initial probe suggested that he came to Karachi to collect money from his business associates. It seems that he was kidnapped and then killed.”

Woman gunned down in Sachal

A mother of three was shot dead in her home in the Sachal area on Tuesday. The area police said that Amna Bibi, 25, was shot dead inside her home in the katchi abadi where she was alone with her three children.

“The victim and her family originally hailed from a tribal area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the family is tight-lipped about the possible motive and people behind the shooting,” said an official at the Sachal police station.

Published in Dawn, February 19th, 2020