KARACHI: At least five people including an inmate were killed in separate incidents of violence in different parts of the metropolis on Thursday.
In the first incident, a man was shot dead at a tea stall located in New Sabzi Mandi within the precincts of Sachal police station.
Police said that victim namely Nadir Ahmed Ali, was sitting at the tea stall when armed riders shot him dead at the spot. His body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for autopsy. Police said that victim used to drive a loading pickup in the market, and the motive behind the incident could be of a personal nature, however, further investigations are underway.
Separately, a man was shot dead in Frontier Colony within the jurisdiction of Pirabad police station. Police said that unidentified armed men on a motorbike came and sprayed bullets at the mechanic shop before escaping. Resultantly a man namely Anwar Ali sustained bullet wounds and died on the way to the ASH. Police has yet to ascertain the motive behind the incident and investigations are underway.
Prisoner dies of torture: In another incident, an under trial inmate, charged under the narcotics act, died in mysterious circumstances at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
Muhammad Rahid, resident of North Nazimabad arrested by Civil Line police on Federacy 2, who reached District Jail Malir after a day of his arrest, was rushed to JPMC on Wednesday in a critical condition where he took his last breaths.
Jail deputy superintendent Shakeel Shah when contacted said that police tortured him before he reached the jail. Since the day he arrived at the jail he was admitted to the Jail hospital, and his condition was declared critical on Wednesday, which is why he was shifted to the JPMC, said Shah.
On the other hand, SHO Civil Lines Waqar Tanoli disputed the allegation and informed the under trial prisoner was presented at the court earlier, before being shifted to the jail. He alleged that the jail authorities tortured the prisoner in custody.
Bodies found: Two unidentified bullet-riddled bodies were found from separate localities. The first one found within the vicinity of Zaman Town police station, was shot in the head, while the other one found from Jackson police station limits had been shot multiple times. Both bodies were shifted to the morgue for identification after completing medico-legal formalities.
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