KARACHI: A 12-year-old boy was electrocuted on Thursday, said police and hospital officials. They added that Shahzeb Ilyas died when he touched an electricity pole near Jamal Garden at Dawood Chowrangi.

The body was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil medico-legal formalities.

Area SHO Rai Akmal said that the relatives of the deceased told the police that they didn’t want any legal proceedings.

Fish trader shot dead

A fish trader was shot dead by suspected robbers over putting up resistance in Rehri Goth early on Thursday morning, said police and residents.

They added that Ayub Seth was killed inside his home in Moosani Mohalla.

Kamal Shah, representative of the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum, said the victim was a trader of shrimps. Quoting the family members, Mr Shah said that around six suspects entered the home at about 2am and took people in the house hostage at gunpoint.

However, Ayub put up resistance upon which they initially beat him and later on opened fire on him. The fish trader sustained critical bullet wounds while the robbers escaped.

Ayub was taken to the JPMC, where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

The PFF official said that a six-member gang was active in the area looting homes and shops.

He recalled that four homes of fish traders and two shops had been looted recently.

Man commits suicide

A 30-year-old man committed suicide in Saeedabad on Thursday, said police.

They added that Rashid Ali ended his life inside his home near Bismillah Chowk by shooting himself to death.

The body was taken to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi to fulfil medico-legal formalities.

Area police officer said it was a suicide, but its motive could not be ascertained immediately.

Published in Dawn, July 10th, 2020