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KARACHI, May 31: A Rangers officer was shot dead by two assailants riding a motorcycle near his home in Korangi on Thursday.

The attack took place within the remit of the Zaman Town police station in the early hours of the day when Sub-inspector Abdul Hameed, 45, son of Maula Bux Chachar, came out of his home in Sector 50-E of Korangi.

The police said that the assailants had an altercation with the Rangers man before they shot him. The victim received a single shot to his head and died on the spot, they said.

The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for legal formalities and, later, handed over to his heirs.

SHO Dilawar Jokhio of the Zaman Town police station said that Abdul Hameed was currently posted in the Sindh Rangers’ nursing wing in Sanghar district and had been in Karachi for 12 days to spend his one-month leave.

Father of six, the deceased had two wives who lived together with him.

The police quoting the victim’s family said that on Thursday morning, Hameed left home after receiving a phone call. The police, however, could not find his cellphone till late in the night, and assumed that it might have been taken away by the assailants.

A case was registered against unidentified persons on the complaint of the victim’s brother, Imdad Chachar.

Meanwhile, a handout issued by the Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, regarding Hameed’s murder said that he was in civil clothes when attacked.

In Noorani Basti, falling within the remit of the same police station, a factory worker was killed by unknown assailants.

The SHO said that Asad Husain, 32, was shot by two attackers riding a motorcycle while he was sitting outside his home in Korangi.

The victim suffered six bullet wounds and died on the spot, he added.

The police officer claimed that a narcotics-related case was registered against him but the motive for his murder was not immediately clear.

Body, wounded man found dumped

Unidentified armed men shot two persons and dumped them at a place near the Spencer’s Eye Hospital near Lea Market on Thursday. One of the victims succumbed to his wounds when police reached the scene early in the morning.

Napier police station personnel said that they found the other victim in critical condition and rushed him to the Civil Hospital Karachi with the body.

The area SHO, Imdad Khawaja, said that the wounded man was identified as Arshad Mehmood, 25, a resident of Nawalane, Lyari. He received a single shot to his head, and doctors at the CHK described his condition as very critical, he added.

He said that both men might have been kidnapped somewhere and shot before being dumped near the Spencer’s Hospital.

Clad in white shalwar-kameez, the deceased, who had sustained three bullet wounds to the head and chest, remained unidentified and his body had since been removed to the Edhi morgue.

An FIR (98/2012) was registered at the Napier police station against unknown persons on behalf of the state.

Two bodies found

The bullet-riddled body of a teenaged boy was found at a place on Mauripur Road on Thursday morning.

According to the police, the body was found in front of Dua Hotel near Crown Cinema within the remit of the Kalri police station.

Area SHO Safdar Mashwani said the victim had received three bullets to the head, neck and chest, and assumed that he might have been a Lyari resident.

The body was first shifted to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination and then to the Edhi morgue for identification.

An FIR (136/2012) was registered against unknown killer on behalf of the state.

In Pak Colony, the body of another unidentified man was found dumped in the Lyari river on Thursday. The police said that the body, found near Rexer Lane, was about two days old. The victim, apparently a Lyari resident, was shot to the head, they added.

The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital for legal formalities and a case against unknown killers was registered on behalf of state.