KARACHI: A young delivery man was shot dead on main University Road in Gulshan-i-Iqbal in the small hours of Thursday morning, police said.

While the police were unsure about the exact motive since the assailants did not rob him, victim’s family believed that 22-year-old Muhammad Waqas was killed by armed robbers.

The Mobina Town police said that the incident occurred at a desolate place near a PSO petrol pump close to the University of Karachi, where he had gone to deliver food late on Wednesday night. He was the only son of his parents and brother of three sisters. He lived in Gulzar-i-Hijri.

Area SHO Mohammed Nawaz ruled out the possibility of a robbery-related murder, saying the killers did not take away his cash, cell phone or the motorbike. Victim’s cousin Awais told the media that Waqas worked as a delivery man for foodpanda. He said that after being shot Waqas phoned his cousin but could not tell them what had exactly happened with him.

He said that the victim was a good human being and had no enmity with anyone.

The cousin believed that Waqas was shot dead by robbers over resistance.

Two ‘addicts’ found shot dead

The bullet-riddled bodies of two men were found on the city outskirts within the remit of the Shah Latif Town police station on Thursday.

Police said both the victims, identified as Laro Welo, 24, and Dilawar Ishaq, 25, appeared to be drug addicts.

Investigators collected spent bullet casings fired from 9mm and 30-bore pistols from the crime scene. The bodies were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.

Published in Dawn, March 1st, 2024

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