Muttahida man, CID official shot dead in Korangi
KARACHI: A young activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and a head constable associated with the crime investigation department of police were gunned down in separate incidents in Korangi on Tuesday, police said.
The police said that the 35-year-old MQM activist, Mohammad Yaqoob, was targeted in Ali Akbar Shah Goth, Korangi, in the early hours of Tuesday. He worked as a night watchman in the commercial area of the locality, they added.
“Armed men in a 1000-CC car fired multiple shots at him and drove away,” said an official at the Ibrahim Hyderi police station. He said the victim received four bullets and died on the spot. The body was later shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medico-legal formalities.
The victim was a resident of the same area and father of four, he said.
“It’s a little early to comment on the motive behind the murder. Apart from political rivalries, a longstanding dispute between the two groups was also reported in the area,” the official said.
A head constable associated with the CID police was gunned down near P&T Society in Korangi.
Police said that 50-year-old Izhar Hussain was on his way on a motorbike (KAQ-9796) to meet someone when he was attacked by two armed motorcyclists. “The victim was hit by at least three bullets fired by the armed man riding pillion,” said an official at the Korangi Industrial Area police station.
He quoted witnesses as saying that the attackers wearing trousers and shirts chased the victim before intercepting him outside the entrance of P&T Society.
“The CID official was a resident of Korangi K-Area. The body has been shifted to the JPMC for medico-legal formalities,” he added.
Two young men were found shot dead behind the Gulshan degree college in block 7 of Gulshan-i-Iqbal, police said.
“It seems that they were kidnapped before being murdered,” said an official at the Gulshan-i-Iqbal police station.
He said the two men, in their early 20s, were hit by multiple bullets fired from a very close range.
“Both were wearing shalwar kameez,” he said, adding that the bodies were shifted to the Edhi morgue in Sohrab Goth for want of identification after medico-legal formalities at the JPMC. -by Our Staff Reporter