KARACHI: A senior police inspector was gunned down among three people in separate incidents of violence; meanwhile a mob tortured two alleged robbers to death in Orangi Town on Tuesday.
In the first incident, a senior police inspector was gunned down on Bab-e-Khyber in SITE area. Police said that Baharuddin Babar left his workplace for home on his vehicle, when armed riders intercepted the vehicle and resorted to indiscriminate firing killing him on the spot. His body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy.
Separately, a traffic police constable’s son was killed and others wounded when armed men barged into a house situated in Sadullah Goth within the remits of Saeedabad police station.
Police said that armed men barged into the house of traffic police constable Ghulam Mohammad and later opened indiscriminate firing that killed his 25-year-old son Adnan Shehzad, while Ghazanfar, Munawar and Babar sustained bullet wounds. The armed men also tortured the mother and sisters of the deceased and later fled after looting valuables, police added.
SHO Saeedabad Saghir Ahmed said that head of the family was not present in the house at the time of the incident time. “Personal enmity was the motive behind the incident,” the SHO said, adding that further investigations are underway.
In another incident, a man was gunned down in Gunja Goth, Gharibabad within the precincts of Malir City police station.
Police said that deceased was identified as Bakht Azeem, 35, son of Nazar Mohammad, resident of Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Police said that victim was going somewhere in his car when an unidentified armed motorcyclist targeted him. As a result he sustained bullets injuries and was rushed to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where he succumbed to his injuries during medical treatment. Police suspected that he was killed over a personal dispute; however, further investigations are underway.
Mob lynching: Two alleged robbers were tortured to death after they were caught red-handed by a resident of Tauheed Colony, Orangi Town within the jurisdiction of Mominabad police station on Monday night.
According to the witnesses, two armed men riding a motorcycle entered a general store owned by Fazal aka Guddu and looted cash and valuables. When the passers-by rushed to the scene, the two men opened fire and tried to escape. The residents caught both the robbers and started beating them up.
Reacting on information, police reached the site and shifted the injured robbers to a hospital, where both the robbers succumbed to their injuries. Residents also set the alleged robbers’ motorcycle on fire.
They were later identified as Babar and Bahadur, residents of Haryana Colony area of Orangi Town. Earlier rumours claimed that the robbers were shot dead by the mob, however, SHO Ahmed But said that both were tortured to death. The officer also said that it was being investigated whether they were actually trying to flee after robbing the shop.
The police have yet to register an FIR to arrest culprits responsible for lethally torturing the alleged robbers.
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