KARACHI: A 19-year-old girl was found dead on a street in Gulshan-i-Hadeed, officials said on Friday.

Police surgeon Dr Summaiya Syed said the body of a girl lying on the street in Gulshan-i-Hadeed was brought at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre at around 10.25pm on Thursday night where doctors confirmed her death.

She said that the body was kept in the morgue and a post-mortem examination was conducted in the morning of Friday.

“No marks of violence were seen on any part of the body,” said the police surgeon.“Swabs have been made. Visceral samples and blood has been collected for both toxicology and histopathology. Clothes have been sealed for chemical analysis too.”

The deceased’s uncle and other relatives, who came to the hospital, said that she had gone along with her sister to Thursday bazaar at around 2pm.

She was having an ice cream there when her elder sister returned home. Since then she has been missing and found from the street near an imambargah.

The family alleged that she was kidnapped and killed.

However, Malir SSP Irfan Bahadur said that she had gone to the imambargah along with her elder sister where she apparently suffered a heart attack.

She was taken to a nearby hospital in Gulshan-i-Hadeed where she was pronounced dead and later on, her body was taken to the JPMC for autopsy.

The police were investigating the case.

Man stabbed to death

A 35-year-old man was stabbed to death in Orangi Town on Friday.

Police said that Shahid Jan suffered critical stab wounds during a scuffle at Al-Sadaf Colony in Mominabad.

He was taken to the ASH where he died during treatment.

Young man shot at by robbers in DHA

A 32-year-old man was shot at and wounded in Defence Housing Authority on Friday afternoon, according to police and rescue services.

A Chhipa charity spokesperson said that Syed Imran Ali was shot at and critically injured near Bilal Masjid, Phase-VII.

The injured was shifted to the JPMC.

South-SSP Asad Raza said that apparently, the young man was injured by robbers over resistance but the suspects did not take away anything.

Another officer, Gizri SHO, Agha Mashooq said that the injured man told the police that he was riding a motorbike when three suspects indicated him to stop. As he accelerated the speed of the bike, the suspects opened fire on him. He has suffered bullet wound in his hip and was taken to operation theatre.

‘Street criminal injured in encounter’

A suspected street criminal was shot at and wounded during an ‘encounter’ at Kashti Chowk in Napier.

City SSP Dr Mohammed Imran Khan said the encounter took place during snap checking/patrolling.

He said the held injured namely Shahbaz Ali Khan, 27, had past criminal record as there were five FIRs registered against him at different police stations.

The injured was taken to the CHK. The police claimed to have recovered one TT pistol and one motorbike from his custody.

Published in Dawn, August 13th, 2022

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