KARACHI: A 45-year-old man was gunned down in PIB Colony, police said on Friday.

Area SHO Mazhar Kango said that a fight broke out in a family over some property dispute in Nishter Basti, resulting in bullet injuries to one Jamal Khan.

He was taken to the Liaquat National Hospital, where he died late on Thursday night.

He said the relatives were reluctant to get an autopsy done because they wanted to settle the murder feud through their jirga, but the police persuaded them to fulfil legal formalities.

The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in the afternoon.

A Jamaat-i-Islami spokesperson said that Jamal was their party’s former councillor, who was also contesting the local government elections from the JI platform from union committee No 6.

His funeral prayer was held at Hashmi Masjid after the Friday prayer.

Suspect killed in ‘encounter’

A suspected robber was shot dead in an ‘encounter’ with a police officer in plain clothes in Gulizar-i-Hijri on Friday.

The police said three suspects riding a motorbike snatched gold jewellery and cell phone from the wife and daughter of police officer Aslam Pasha near Kaneez Fatima Society.

When the suspects were fleeing, the officer pulled out his gun and opened fire on them killing one suspect. His accomplices managed to escape.

The body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where the deceased was identified as Muhammad Nabi.

The police claimed to have recovered one 9mm pistol from his possession.

Robbers kill man over resistance

A 44-year-old man was shot dead by armed robbers over resistance in North Nazimabad late on Thursday night.

Police said that Owais Khan was shot and wounded near the Lifeline hospital.

He was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

North Nazimabad SHO Shahid Baloch said apparently, the man was killed by robbers when he put up resistance to their robbery bid. However, the SHO said the suspects did not take away anything.

Published in Dawn, August 13th, 2022

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