KARACHI: A teenage girl was shot dead in a Korangi area apparently by armed robbers on Friday, police said.

Quoting the family, the Awami Colony police said three to four unknown robbers tried to enter a house in F Area, Korangi, and during the attempt shot and killed Seharun Nisa Qadeer, 17.

The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).

Area SHO Syed Farasat Husain said the police had doubts about the family’s version. They told the police that the suspects tried to forcibly enter the house, but when they (family) did not open the gate, the suspects opened fire. A bullet pierced through the neck of the girl who was in the drawing room, they added.

But the victim’s father stated that two suspects came from the roof and killed her, the officer said.

Meanwhile, a young man suffered a bullet wound and died early on Friday morning in Baldia Town, according to rescue services.

Police said that a bullet hit his thigh after he pulled the trigger of his pistol accidentally and died from excessive bleeding. The victim was identified as Haroon Gul, 25, a resident of Mehmoodia Chowk in Raja Tanveer Colony.

Youth hurt by robbers

A 22-year-old man was shot and wounded when he put up resistance to an armed mugging bid in Defence Housing Authority (DHA).

Rescue officials said Baber Niazi was shot and hurt by the firing of unknown muggers near Nadra office in Phase-II. The injured was shifted to the JPMC.

South SSP Syed Asad Raza said the young man suffered a bullet wound in the hand during the resistance.

Published in Dawn, December 24th, 2022

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