KARACHI: Seven people, including four family members, were killed and another injured in different violence incidents in the city on Sunday.
Two men, Abdul Ghaffar, 35, and Hafeez Uddin, 27, were killed when unknown armed motorcyclists opened fire on a car AXB-256, near Karela Morr in New Karachi. The bodies were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for post-mortem.
A police official Ramzan Pathan along with his wife Nadia and two children Asad and Umema were found killed from their house in Gulshan-e-Mazdoor, Baldia Town.
Nadia and her two children were strangled to death whereas the cop was shot dead. The bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.
According to police, evidence suggested that the attackers stormed Ramzans house and killed his wife and two children.
Later they also killed him after returning home from duty. Ramzan was personnel of the Rapid Response Force (RRF) and was giving duty at Bilawal House.
Police hinted that honour killing may be the cause behind the incident. Nadia belonged to Arbani tribe of Ratodero and married Ramzan in the court, police said. Further investigation was underway.
A tortured body of a woman, Minu Khatoon, 40, wife of Muhammad Bux, was found from the house in Lines Area. The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for post-mortem examination.
Separately, a security guard, Abdul Qadir, 40, son of Aleem Uddin, was shot and injured by unidentified armed men in Korangi 3, within the limits of Awami police station. The injured was rushed to JPMC for treatment.
Meanwhile, two minor boys died in different incidents in the city on Sunday.
A minor boy, Taqi, aged four, son of Iqbal, drowned in a water tank in North Karachi, Sector-5C-4. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities.
Separately, a four-year-old boy, Hassnain, son of Yousuf, was killed when a speeding vehicle hit him in Safora Goth within the limits of Sachal Goth police station. The body was shifted to ASH for an autopsy.
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