KARACHI - A six-year-old girl child lost her life and her little brother sustained wounds in a hand grenade attack at PECHS Society in Ferozabad Police precincts on Friday.
According to lawmen, a hand grenade was hurled at a bungalow situated at Khalid Bin Waleed Road in Block 2, PECHS Society, killing a girl and injuring her brother.
They were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre but the girl succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital. The victim was later identified as Uzma, daughter of Abdullah, and her brother Amanullah, 4. Reacting on the information, extra contingent of law enforcers reached the site. Bomb disposal squad experts were also called at the blast site to determine the nature of the blast. The experts confirmed it was a hand grenade explosion.
Police sources said the house was recently sold out by Akhtar Khan to someone after being threatened by the extortionist mafia. Police said Khan’s office in Saddar area had also been attacked a couple of days ago.
Jamshed Division SP Rana Shoaib has also confirmed that the incident was related to extortion. He said Khan did not lodge any complain against the extortionists. The previous owner of the house was shifted abroad a couple of months back. The children of the new owner’s watchman were playing inside the house when the incident took place and they became the victims.
The officer said the family and the watchman were not present at the bungalow when armed motorcyclists lobbed a hand grenade.
BODIES OF 5 GANGSTERS FOUND: The bodies of five alleged gangsters were found from an under construction building in the Old Golimar area on Friday. The bodies were later moved to Civil Hospital for autopsy where they were identified as Shahzad Ali Baloch, Rizwan Abdul Razzak, Sajid Dad Maher, Gulzar Mansoor and Amir Kareem Buksh.
Police officials said all of them were affiliated with the outlawed Peoples Ammn Committee chief Uzair Baloch gang and the murders were the result of internal gang conflict. Police officials have ruled out the possibility of the involvement of rival gangs of Ghaffar Zikri and Baba Ladla. “We believe that they were killed by their own companions,” said SHO Bilal Raza.
He explained it would be impossible for the rival gang operatives to enter the area dominated by Uzair Jan with such kind of intentions. All the five alleged gangsters were shot dead multiple times in their faces, heads, chests and vests. However, the police did not find any weapon from the crime scene. “We have only found one empty shell of a bullet, few bottles of liquor and some food from the crime scene.
The place was being used by these gangsters as their hideout for the last two months,” he added.
The officer said two of the victims, Shahzad Baloch and Sajid were also wanted to the police in a number of cases.
Meanwhile, tension prevailed in Pak Colony, Old Golimar and Lyari neighborhoods following the incident where armed men opened indiscriminate fire which suspended the routine and commercial activities. However, no casualty was reported in the incident.