KARACHI: Five people, including a woman, were killed in various incidents of violence during the past 24 hours in Karachi whereas Rangers personnel arrested a suspected extortionist during an operation in the city, DawnNews reported.
Two bodies were found in Karachi's Napier area. The deceased were identified as activists of a political party.
Another body of a supporter of a political party was found in the city's Lasbela area.
All three bodies bore marks of torture.
According to police sources, all deceased were tortured after being kidnapped and then shot to death.
Earlier, in an unrelated incident, a man was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the city's Quaidabad area.
A 25-year-old woman died of gunshot wounds inside her home in Karachi's Faqeer Colony area within the remit of the Mominabad police station.
Relatives of the woman termed the death a suicide stating the woman was in an unstable mental condition. Police were investigating the possibility of both suicide and murder.
Meanwhile, Rangers, during an operation, arrested an alleged extortionist near the Sea View locality in the city's Defence area.
The Rangers also claimed recovering heavy arms and ammunition from a spot, identified by the arrested suspect, in the city's Old Golimar area.