Five people including a woman were killed in various incidents of violence during the past 24 hours whereas Rangers personnel arrested a suspected extortionist during an operation conducted in the city.
Another body of a political supporter was found in Lasbela area of the city. All three bodies bore marks of torture.
According to police sources all deceased were tortured after being kidnapped and then shot to death.
Earlier, in an unrelated incident, a man died of firing by unknown persons in Quaidabad area of the city.
A 25-year-old woman died of gunshot wounds inside her home in Karachi’s Faqeer colony area within the remit of Mominabad.
Relatives of the woman termed her death as suicide stating that the woman was in unstable mental condition.
Police were investigating into the possibility of both suicide and murder, on the case.
Meanwhile Rangers, while conducting an operation, arrested a an alleged extortionist near Sea View locality in the city’s Defense area.
The rangers claimed to have recovered heavy arms and ammunition from a spot, identified by the arrested suspect, in Old Golimar area of the city.