KARACHI: Four people including a cop were killed in the continuing spate of violence in the provincial capital on Sunday.
In the first incident, a police constable was killed while an assistant sub-inspector and two passers-by were injured in an armed attacked near Dow Medical College in Arambagh.
Police said unidentified armed riders came and targeted the police van by resorting to indiscriminate firing, resulting in two policemen and two passers-by sustaining bullet wounds. The victims were taken to the Civil Hospital, Karachi where one policeman succumbed to his injuries, who was identified as Noman Ahmed, 26, while injured as ASI Sohail. Two passers-by were identified as Salman and Mureed. The deceased was a new police recruit and was posted to the Arambagh police station three months ago. No case has been registered, yet.
Bodies found: Body of an old man was found from Mureed Jhokiyo Goth, within the jurisdiction of Steel Town police station.
According to Sub-Inspector Mahar Ali, no torture or bullet mark was found on the body, while the actual motive behind the death could be learnt after completing medico-legal formalities.
Another body of an elderly man was found in a house in Shahnawaz Bhutto Colony, within the vicinity of Brigade police station. Police said the deceased was identified as 50-year-old, Waqar Ahmed, son of Anwar Ahmed.
Police while quoting initial investigation said the deceased lived alone in the house at the said place while his family resided in PECHS. The body was shifted to a hospital for post-mortem and later handed over to his heirs.
Meanwhile, unknown men in Sector-9, Baldia Town, within the limits of Saeedabad police station, killed a man who ran a brothel.
Police said the victim identified as Shamshair Khan, son of Shahidullah, was killed by unknown men with a sharp material who later escaped from the scene. The police added that the deceased was a pimp who brought girls from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and sold them in Karachi. The motive behind his killing was probably a personal dispute, while further investigation is underway, added police authorities.
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