Protest erupts over killing of teenager
KARACHI, July 30: A teenage boy was killed in firing by a policeman, posted at the Chief Minister’s House, near Qasba Mor in Orangi Town on Monday.
Following the incident, the victim’s family and sympathisers staged a protest in the area and pelted passing vehicles with stones.
Police said the incident took place at Mohammad Pur Chowk, within the remit of the Pirabad police station, where sub-inspector Mohammad Akhlaq was present at a cellphone top-up shop.
Quoting Sub-Inspector Akhlaq, SSP-West Amir Farooqui said that when the SI came out of the shop, a group of men surrounded him and tried to snatch his pistol.
He fired a warning shot, and “in haste” fired another shot which hit a young boy, the SSP said.
He, however, ruled out the possibility of snatching in the area, saying that it was illogical.
The area SHO tried to protect the officer saying that SI Akhlaq was trying to resist a snatching attempt when he opened fire hitting the boy.
The victim’s brother, Sajjad Khan, told a private TV channel that the policeman had fired a straight shot at his brother.
The wounded Saddam Khan, 16, later died in hospital.
Enraged over the killing, area people threw rocks at the Mohammad Pur police post and set fire to tyres, disrupting traffic on the area roads.
The tension and law and order situation lasted till night, when extra police enforcement was sent to control the situation.
Police said Sub-Inspector Akhlaq was posted in the CM House special team.
The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.
Policeman shot dead
A policeman was killed in the SITE area on Monday.
Police said the incident took place within the remit of the SITE-A police station where police constable Sikandar Husain, 30, was coming out
of a mosque after offering Asr prayers in the Metrovil area when gunmen fired at him and fled.
Police said the suspects had been waiting for him outside the mosque.
The victim was hit by at least six bullets and died on the spot. His body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
Police said Constable Husain was posted at the Ferozabad police station, but was doing security duty with the owner of a textile factory.
He was a resident of Metrovil and hailed from Ghotki district, police said.
Young man killed
A young man was killed and a friend of his was wounded when assailants targeted them in the Quaidabad area on Monday evening.
Police said the incident took place within the remit of the Quaidabad police station, near Daud Chowrangi, where Mohammad Umar
Faheem, 30, and Akbar Irfan were going on a motorcycle to fetch eatables for Iftar when gunmen opened fire on them.
Both young men were rushed to the JPMC, where Umar Faheem was pronounced dead on arrival while his friend was admitted for treatment.
Police said both men lived in the same lane of Sharafi Goth and hailed from Swat, where according to their family they had a running tribal feud.
The body of a man was found near the airport on Monday.
Police said the body was found on an open ground near Pehlawan Goth within the remit of the airport police station.
They said the victim had been shot a single bullet to the head. Aged around 28, the victim was wearing black shalwar kameez.
Police shifted the body to the JPMC for medico-legal formalities. Later the body was sent to the Edhi morgue for want of identification.
Young man wounded
A young man was shot at in New Karachi late on Monday night.
Police said the incident took place in Sector 5-D at an ‘easy load’ shop within the remit of the Bilal Colony police station where two suspects on a motorcycle came and shot at shop employee Asghar Riaz, 22.
The victim suffered two gunshot wounds and was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he was being operated upon, SP-Gulberg Tanveer Odho said.
“The motive for murder is not clear, but it does not look a robbery attempt,” the SP remarked.