KARACHI - A retired chief petty officer of Pakistan Navy was found dead from inside his house at Defence Housing Authority on Friday.
He was identified as Yousuf, 50. The body was found from his residence in Saba Avenue. Police officials said there were several torture marks on the body. It was later moved to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy and later handed over to family.
Police have registered an FIR 529/13 on behalf of victim’s wife and initiated further investigation. Investigations SSP Faizullah Karejo said victim’s wife nominated their house servant, namely Asif Jalal behind the murder. SP Karejo said that few of the valuables, including cell phones had also disappeared from the house. The suspect’s disappearance from there is also indicating his involvement in the murder. He said the victim was shot multiple times and his head was also hammered with iron rod.
Meanwhile, one person killed and four others were wounded in an armed clash between the locals and the operatives of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan at Gulshan-e-Bunair.
DIG Munir Shahikh while talking to The Nation said both the groups were collided. TTP area commander Hatim Khan Mehsud was standing at Waziristan Chowk when gunmen shot him dead. During the ambush, four other passers-by were also sustained bullets wounds. They were rushed to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. DIG Shahikh further said police rushed to the area when both groups were started firing on each other and took the body of Hatim Khan into a house. Police and rangers took several suspects into custody in door-to-door search operation.
Security forces had also recovered the body of Hatim Khan from a house along with the huge cache of weapons and pressure cooker bombs. SHO Idrees Alam Bangash, when contacted, has failed to explain the existence of both the groups.
Residents of the area when contacted said the vicinity of Gulshan-e-Bunair was dominated by Pushtoons of various tribes. Following the killing of locals, extortion and other sort of crimes, residents of the area stood up against the militants which resulted in intermittent continuous gun battles between both the groups.
KDA DEPUTY DIRECTOR SHOT DEAD
Some gunmen targeted the deputy director of Karachi Development Authority in Korangi. Police said Jabar Mangi, 55, was on his way to home in a car (AUD 756) when four gunmen riding two motorbikes opened fire on the car near Korangi 2/1. They managed to flee while Mangi succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital. His driver Naeem was wounded. Police have yet to ascertain the motive behind the murder and handed the body over to family after autopsy.