KARACHI - Twelve people including a doctor were shot dead in separate incidents here on Wednesday.
A doctor was shot dead in an armed attack near Continental Bakery in Shahrah-e-Faisal police precincts.
Police said doctor Haider Raza, in-charge Emergency Darul Sehat Hospital, was going home when gunmen riding three motorbikes targeted him five times and fled. The victim was rushed to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. SP Ali Asif when contacted said the victim’s sect has yet to be confirmed but he was killed on sectarian grounds. He said the gunmen were on three motorbikes. They targeted him on point-blank range. Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen condemned the incident and demanded arrest of the culprits involved.
In another incident, one Iqbal Shah, 50, was killed here in Baghdadi police precincts. Police said the victim was going home when gunmen targeted him at Khajor Bazaar and managed to flee. Police said the victim was a construction contractor had a pistol with him. He retaliated when assailants targeted him but unable to shot any of the assailant. Police shifted the body to Civil Hospital and later handed the body over to family after autopsy.
Separately, a Rickshaw driver was shot dead near Juman Shah shrine in Soldier Bazar police precincts. Police said the victim identified as Taj Muhammad 35, was the resident of Sohrab Goth area. He was passing through the shrine when gunmen shot him dead and escaped. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy. In Iqbal Market police precincts, a man was killed over family dispute. Police said Sajjad Hakeem, resident of Orangi Town, was shot twice. He was shifted to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. Police have yet to ascertain the motive behind the murder. It took the victim’s brothers into custody as the family was trying to portray the incident as suicide.
Meanwhile, police found a tortured body of a youth from Kaniz Fatima Society in Surjani Town police precincts. The identity of the victim has yet to be ascertained. The body was shifted to morgue after autopsy at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
A police constable namely Sadaat Khan was shot dead in Gulshan-e-Ghazi area. Police said the victim was sitting at a hotel when two armed men shot him dead and fled. He was deputed at SSP Investigation West office but he recently he took leave for a month.
Separately, a former local leader of Awami National Party namely Pervaiz Bangash was shot dead while another sustained bullet wounds in an armed attack at Natha Khan Goth. Police said the victim was nominated in murder of his colleague Liaquat Bangash. Bangash was recently released from jail on bail. Police have yet to ascertain the motive behind the murder.