KARACHI – Three more bodies were recovered from different parts of the metropolis on Wednesday, while in another incident a PPP worker and a baker received critical gunshot wounds, police officials said.
According to the officials, both the victims were kidnapped before being killed. Their hands and legs were tied up with ropes and their bodies bore marks of severe torture. The bodies were shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi, where one of the victims was identified as Shoaib Baloch, 28, son of Abdul Majeed, a tailor by profession. The officials added that Baloch was a resident of Chakiwara area of Lyari. They suspected that he might have been killed in the ongoing ethno-political violence. Further investigation is in progress.
Separately, a seven-year-old boy, Kabir Baloch, son of Raheem Baloch, was found dead near his residence in Daud Goth within the remit of the Saeedabad Police Station. The victim was kidnapped when he was playing outside his home, the officials said while adding that his captors took him to an undisclosed location, where they killed him. The body was moved to the CHK for autopsy. The officials said that Baloch’s father was a labourer by profession.
Meanwhile, an activist of the Pakistan People’s Party and a bakery worker were wounded in a shooting in Bangla Bazaar of Orangi Town within the jurisdiction of the Pakistan Bazaar Police Station. The injured activist was identified as Javed alias Bhatta and the baker as Kamran. According to the police officials, an armed clash between workers of the MQM and PPP over the establishment of stalls at a local market left the two men wounded. They were ferried to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where they were stated to be out of danger.
Meanwhile, Maripur police claimed to have arrested an alleged gangster after a brief shootout near Hawkesbay Road. Syed Pathan was arrested along with a 7mm rifle, a repeater and a pistol. SHO Shafiq Tanoli said the accused belonged to the Jabbar Jhengu group of Lyari gangsters and was wanted in over 40 cases of killings. Further investigation is underway.