KARACHI: Two women suffered burns in an acid attack on them in Akhtar Colony, Mehmoodabad, on Thursday night, according to police.

They said that suspect Yasir threw acid on his former wife, Sana, 27, in her home located in the street-3 of the locality. Another woman, Shazia Ali Khan, 45, who was present there also sustained burns in the attack. The suspect escaped after attacking them, the police said.

The injured women were shifted to a hospital for treatment. An investigation into the incident was under way, said the area police.

‘Robbers’ kill two men in separate incidents

Two men were shot dead by suspected robbers apparently over putting up resistance in separate incidents in the city, police said on Thursday.

A 45-year-old man, Mohammed Maqbool, was shot and killed during a robbery near Rangers post in a SITE locality.

Area SHO Zafar Ali Shah said that Maqool was returning from a bank on a motorbike when unidentified suspects shot him near the Rangers post. He suffered critical bullet wounds and was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he died during treatment.

The officer said that a bank slip was found in his pocket showing that the victim had deposited Rs150,000 in the bank. The victim was a resident of Lyari.

In the other incident, a man was shot dead and two others, including a police constable, were wounded by suspected robbers in Federal B Area late on Wednesday night, said the Jauharabad police.

They added that six suspects riding four motorbikes arrived at a barber shop near Quetta Darbar Hotel in Dastagir, Block 14.

As they started looting customers, a police constable, Saud Rauf, 28, who was present there, challenged them. An exchange of gunfire ensued in which Mohammed Salman sustained a fatal bullet wound. Constable Rauf and an employee of the nearby hotel, Shamsullah, 25, were also wounded.

Published in Dawn, December 3rd, 2021

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