KARACHI: Two men were found shot dead in a Sukkan locality on Friday, said police.

They added that the bodies of Abdul Kareem, 35, and Ashiq Khan, 22, with bullet wounds were found from a graveyard in Bakhtawar Goth. They were taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil medico-legal formalities.

Area SHO Mohammed Zahid Kamboh said that both the victims had worked as labourers at the Karachi Port Trust. However, they were “drug addicts” and had been kicked out by their families recently from their homes.

The officer added that unidentified suspect(s) killed them over some issue in the graveyard, which was located near their homes.

Man kills daughter

A man, who had allegedly killed his wife and was recently released from prison, murdered his teenage daughter on Friday off National Highway as she reportedly didn’t want to live with her father, said police.

They added that 15-year-old Tuba was stabbed and killed by her father Murad in a Quaidabad locality.

Shah Latif SHO Ubaidullah Khan said that the suspect was arrested who had ‘confessed’ to killing his daughter and did not show any remorse.

The officer added that the deceased girl had gone missing recently and her father had also lodged her missing report with the police station. However, she was recovered by her father on Thursday but he did not inform the police. A scuffle broke out between them and the father stabbed her to death.

The officer recalled that the held suspect had also killed his wife.

He was arrested and released from prison a few months ago. The officer said that perhaps the daughter did not want to live with her father after the murder of her mother, which appeared to be the bone of contention between them.

She again wanted to leave home on Friday which infuriated the father who killed her.

The body was taken to the JPMC to fulfil medico-legal formalities.

Fire destroys factory inside EPZ

A huge fire badly damaged a factory and engulfed another unit inside the Export Processing Zone in Landhi early on Friday morning, said police and fire brigade officials.

They added that the fire erupted at Galaxy factory inside EPZ at around 3am.

Several fire engines from the KMC, Pakistan Navy and EPZ managed to control the blaze by Friday afternoon. However, the cooling process continued till evening.

Area SHO Mohammed Zahid said that the blaze had destroyed one factory containing clothes while another also caught fire. The officer added that no one was hurt in the incident.

The fire brigade official added that the roof of the factory building had caved in.

He said that the exact cause of fire and estimation of loss could not be made immediately.

Meanwhile, in another fire at Uni Plaza on I.I. Chundrigar Road, four shops were gutted in the blaze, said the firemen. However, no one was hurt.

Human skeleton found

The skeleton of a child was found in Orangi Town on Friday, said police.

They added that the skeleton was recovered from an unoccupied house located in Sector 9-E. It was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital to fulfil medico-legal formalities.

Published in Dawn, October 17th, 2020