KARACHI: Five people were killed in separate incidents of violence across the city on Monday.
A police inspector was shot dead in MPR Colony within the limits of Orangi Town police station. Police said that the deceased, identified as Inspector Mohammad Iqbal alias Bijju, was sitting at his son's hardware shop, when unidentified armed men on motorbikes killed him on the spot. His body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy and later handed over to his heirs.
The deceased had been deputed at Orangi police station as an investigation in-charge for the last couple of years. As per officials, the inspector was involved in investigating extortion cases.
On the other hand, tension prevailed in parts of Lyari as two suspected gangsters and a woman died and four people were wounded.
Details revealed that two men were gunned down by four unidentified men near Zonal office, Lyari within the jurisdiction of Chakiwara police station.
Police said that four armed men, riding on two motorbikes, intercepted the victims, who were also pillion riding and shot them dead.
Both the bodies were rushed to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for autopsy. According to SP Shah Nawaz Khan, the deceased, though unidentified are probably gangsters. However, police are investigating the case.
Also in Lyari, a woman was shot dead in Shah Baig Lane within the precincts of Baghdadi police station. As per initial police investigation, the deceased Gulshan Bibi, daughter of Karim Baksh, might have been killed for being the mole behind the killing of Lyari gangster Washi.
Gulshan Bibi allegedly has links with Baba Ladla group and could have been killed by People's Aman Committee for being an informant.
In another incident in Lyari, four people were injured at Jumma Shah Plot when gangsters fired RPGs. All the injured were transported to the CHK for treatment.
Routine and commercial activities were suspended in Lyari following the cross firing between two rival groups. Road and market areas wore a deserted look where firing between both group members continued. Extra contingent of law enforcers including Rangers and police were present in Lyari, however, they were unable to curtail cross firing.
Meanwhile, a man was shot dead by his wife over some family dispute in Afghan Camp within the vicinity of Gulshan-e-Maymar police station. Police identified the victim as 35-year-old, Abdul Malik. The culprit was still at large, however, law enforcers were trying to get hold of her, and further investigations are underway.
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