Violence claims twelve lives in Karachi

January 04, 2013


The home department has set up a witness protection cell and has started providing not only police protection but even aims at taking extreme measures like post-trial anonymity and rehabilitation, even relocation. – File photo by Reuters
Arrested suspects are being taken away by the police in Karachi. – File Photo by Reuters

KARACHI: Twelve people lost their lives while several sustained injuries in different incidents of firing and violence in Karachi on Friday, DawnNews reported.

Unidentified gunmen, riding two motorcycles, opened fire on a car near Essa Nagri locality killing Akhtar Hussain and Naveedul Haq and injuring Ashfaq. The victims were reported to be transporters.

A dead-body was recovered in a gunny bag on M. A. Jinnah Road near Radio Pakistan office. The body was later identified of a young man who was kidnapped earlier.

A man was killed by unknown miscreants near Samama Shopping Centre on University Road while a man, identified as Sajid, was killed by gunmen who opened fire on his shop in Rizvia Society.

Earlier, a man was gunned down in Korangi while special branch’s police inspector Abdul Rasheed was killed in Gulbahar.

Two people were killed in separate incidents of firing in Maripur Road and Baldia Town areas while three dead-bodies wrapped in gunny bags were recovered from Baldia Town, Netty Jetty Brigde and Sher Shah neighbourhoods.

Meanwhile, the CID police arrested three suspects, wanted for murders and kidnappings for ransom, and recovered weapons from possession when they carried out raids in Surjani Town and New Karachi areas.

Moreover, a Karachi district education officer was also kidnapped along with his car in the metropolis.