Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Federal Interior Minister Senator A. Rehman Malik chairing meeting regarding law and order situation of Karachi at CM House on Sunday. – Online Photo

KARACHI: The bodies of five men, stuffed in gunny bags, were found in different parts of the city on Sunday, police said.

Two of them were identified as workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement while the remaining three bodies were yet to be identified, the police and party sources said.

The body of a young man, packed in a gunny bag, was found near the Kakri Ground, within the remit of the Kharadar police station, in the early hours of the day.

The police said they shifted the body of the young man, later identified as 23-year-old Feroz Iqbal, to the Civil Hospital Karachi for a post-mortem examination. The body bore severe torture marks, they said, adding that the victim was slaughtered.

The police said Feroz Iqbal was an MQM worker, who went missing near his home in Agra Taj Colony on Saturday.

Three men were found shot dead in the Ghas Mandi area, said an official of the Kalakot police station.

He added that the bodies lying at a desolate place near Cheel Chowk were spotted by area people who subsequently informed the police.

Kalakot SHO Babar Hameed told Dawn that all the three bodies were found stuffed in gunny bags and were shifted to the CHK for medico-legal formalities. He said it seemed the victims were killed somewhere else before their bodies were dumped in the area.

Doctors said the bodies bore torture marks and multiple bullet wounds. Two of the victims were in their mid-20s and the other was in his 40s, they said.

The SHO said the bodies were moved to the Edhi morgue in Sohrab Goth for want of identification where one of the victims was identified as Shahid alias Bali, a resident of Baldia Town.

Shahid was a worker of the MQM, according to the police and the party sources.

The body of another young man was found stuffed in a gunny bag near Bacha Khan Chowk in Banaras, the police said. “The victim was strangled with a piece of rope and was also hit by some hard and blunt weapon,” said an official of the Pirabad police station. He added that the victim appeared to be in his late-20s.

A piece of paper found in the victim’s pocket stated that he was killed because he had illegitimate relations with the killer’s sister, said Orangi Town SP Khurram Waris. “However, the paper might have been placed there to mislead investigators,” the SP said.

Shopkeeper shot dead

A 30-year-old man was gunned down at his edible oil shop on Ghausia Road in Agra Taj Colony, the police said.

They said Rafiq Ali was targeted by assailants riding a motorbike. The man sustained two bullet wounds and died on the spot, said an official of the Kalri police station.

The police said Rafiq Ali was a sympathiser of the Katchi Rabita Council.

Pedestrian killed

A young man was intercepted by armed men riding a motorbike near the nullah stop within the remit of the New Karachi Industrial Area police station, the officials said.

The police said Ahsan alias Munna sustained gunshot wounds and was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he died.

The victim had been booked in at least eight cases, according to the police.

Woman killed

A woman was slaughtered allegedly by her husband at their Manzoor Colony residence, police said.

The police added that 40-year-old Muhammad Ali killed his 35-year-old wife, Nasreen, with a kitchen knife and escaped.

The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a post-mortem examination.

Man gunned down

A middle-aged man was found shot dead near the Northern Bypass over what his nephew described as a property dispute, said an official of the Manghopir police station.

The official said that the body of 45-year-old Karim Bakhsh was found near Hamdard University and was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The police quoted the victim’s nephew, Ghulam Bakhsh, as saying that his uncle had been kidnapped near his residence in the Hub Chowki area as he had a dispute with some people over a piece of land.

Highway accident

Two picnickers were killed and seven others injured in an accident on the National Highway at Dhabeji early Sunday morning.

Police said the victims were travelling in a van that collided head on with a trailer.

Mohammad Rehan, 18, and Shahid, 19, both hailing from Korangi, along with their relatives and friends were going to the Keenjhar Lake for picnic when the accident occurred.

The injured passengers, including children and women, were rushed to Karachi following the accident.

Guard dies

A private security guard deputed at a private company’s office was killed after his gun went off accidentally, the police said.

They said 32-year-old Mohammad Iqbal was cleaning his gun at Nazimabad No 1 within the remit of the Rizvia police station. The gun went off accidentally wounding the security guard. He was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he died during treatment.

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