KARACHI: A 42-year-old man was shot dead allegedly by his former wife over a family dispute in Gulshan-i-Iqbal on Friday, said police.
They added Wali Mohammed was shot and killed by his former wife Shaheen Bibi inside a home in Quaid-i-Azam Colony.
The police arrested the suspect and recovered the weapon used in the crime.
Mobina Town SHO Shahid Taj said that the suspect during the initial interrogation told the police the victim had divorced her.
The officer added that the deceased had two more wives who were living with him in the same home.
The suspect said their daughter had been missing since January 6, 2021 as she had reportedly left home. A quarrel erupted between them over ‘disappearance’ of their daughter and in a fit of anger she killed her former husband.
The body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital to fulfil medico-legal formalities.
House robbers’ gang busted in Jauhar
House robbers’ gang
Police on Friday claimed to have busted a gang of house robbers in Gulistan-i-Jauhar.
“Three ‘Honda Civic gang’ members were arrested near Rado Hill View after a police party chased the suspects who were fleeing after committing a robbery in a bungalow in Block-11 Gulistan-i-Jauhar,” said the police.
Their four accomplices managed to escape.
The held suspects were identified as Wasim, alias Commando; Javed Shafiq and Amin.
The police recovered one Honda Civic car, one Kalashnikov, one 9mm pistol, two TT pistols and looted mobile phones, laptops, jewellery, cameras and cash from them.
According to Gulshan SP Maroof Usman, after the ‘White Corolla gang’ this ‘Honda Civic gang’ was considered a symbol of fear and was active in house robberies in the metropolis.
The officer believed that this gang had been involved in house robberies in several parts of the metropolis, including Jauhar, Nazimabad, Defence, Clifton and Tariq Road.
He revealed that the police had received information that seven robbers had entered a bungalow in Block-11 for committing robbery on Friday.
A joint police party of Sharea Faisal and Gulistan-i-Jauhar rushed to the spot.
After seeing the police, the suspects resorted to firing in their bid to flee. The police went after them and arrested three suspects while their fourth accomplice escaped.
Sharea Faisal SHO Iftikhar Ahmed said the held suspects had been arrested in the past but got released on bail. The police believed this gang of house robbers comprised of 10 members.
During house robberies, they used two Honda Civic cars and two motorbikes. During initial probe, the held suspects ‘confessed’ to committing house robbery in Gulistan-i-Jauhar, Block-12 on Jan 12.
The complainant of the said house robbery case had identified the detained suspects.
The police have set up a special team to arrest the remaining members of the gang, added the officer.
Published in Dawn, January 23rd, 2021