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College principal gunned down in Karachi

March 18, 2013

Police stand alert on a street in Karachi. — File Photo by AFP

KARACHI: Unknown gunmen killed a renowned poet, writer, scholar and the principal of a college in Karachi, Professor Syed Sibte Jafar in Karachi's Liaquatabad area on Monday, DawnNews reported.

The principal of Degree Science College Liaquatabad was returning home from duty on his motorcycle when some unknown gunmen ambushed him near Arshi chowk in Liaquatabad area of Karachi.

The victims was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The Sindh professor's and lecturers association announced that a day of mourning would be observed on Tuesday against the incident.

The Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) and Jaffria Alliance also announced for a day mourning to be observed on Tuesday.

Moreover six other people including a police officer and a woman were killed in different acts of violence across the city.

A police Sub Inspector was killed near Kalapul area in a firing incident.

A man was gunned down in Machar colony area near Karachi's Mauripur road.

A suspected robber allegedly belonging to a banned organisation was killed in a police encounter in Manghopir's Kunwari colony.

Another person was killed near Ghasmandi in Ranchore lines area of Karachi.

Similarly one person died in a gun firing incident in Liqauatabad's Bandhani colony area.

The body of a woman was found in Korangi area of Karachi. The throat of the unidentified woman was slit with a sharp object, according to police sources who added that the victim was tortured before she was killed.