KARACHI: A couple was found shot dead in Gulistan-i-Jauhar on Wednesday.
Police said that a few days ago a notorious criminal had been gunned down inside their rented flat when a police party carried out a raid on the flat after receiving a tip-off.
The police suspected that the couple’ murder might be connected with the killing of the notorious criminal.
They added that the bullet-riddled bodies of the husband and wife were found from a flat on the sixth floor in Paradise Heights, near Perfume Chowk.
The deceased were identified as Jaffar Hussain, 30, and his wife, Fozia Mehar, 38.
The bodies were taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil medico-legal formalities.
Sharea Faisal SHO Iftikhar Ahmed said that on March, 19, a notorious criminal, Wahid Bux alias Fauji Jalbani, was shot dead at the same flat when a police party raided the flat.
The deceased, Wahid Bux, was involved in killing of sub-inspector Rahim Bux in the city.
Later on, the police also registered a case against the deceased couple over allegation of being facilitators to the criminal.
They were released on bail recently.
A CCTV footage obtained from the area showed movement of three suspects who stayed at the same flat as they were familiar with the victims.
The police suspected that the couple might be murdered by accomplices of Wahid Bux over suspicions of being ‘informer’ of police.
Man killed by son
A 60-year-old man was killed in New Karachi on Wednesday evening.
Police said Muhammad Hanif Ansari died during a scuffle with his son Tahir over some property dispute.
A police officer, Mr Amir, said the victim suffered bruises on his face. The police detained the suspect and took the body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital to ascertain the exact cause of death.
‘Missing’ man found dead
A 22-year-old man who was missing for some time was found tortured to death in New Karachi Industrial Area on Wednesday.
Police said the tortured body of Qurban Ali Khan with hands and legs tied was found from a manhole at Chandio Chowk in Khamiso Goth. The body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
Area SHO Younis Khattak said the victim was a junk dealer in Shershah.
He was kidnapped in Shershah where the family had lodged an FIR and suspected involvement of their five relatives over some personal matters.
Two brothers among four drown
Two teenage brothers were among four persons drowned in a stream on the outskirts of the city as a picnic party turned into a tragedy on Wednesday.
An Edhi Foundation spokesperson said the family had gone on a picnic at a stream near Hamdard University in a Manghopir area when two brothers were drowned and died. They were recovered from the stream in an unconscious condition.
The bodies were taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
The deceased brothers were identified as Ahmed Aziz and Ubaid while their mother, Sakeena Aziz, shifted to the hospital for treatment.
In a separate incident, two youths were drowned in a stream near the Hub Dam rest house.
Their bodies were recovered and taken to hospital. They were identified as Ali Mohammed, 20, and Husain Shah, 21.
Published in Dawn, May 20th, 2021