Two shot dead in Orangi
KARACHI, Dec 1: A shopkeeper and a Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) worker were shot dead in different parts of Orangi Town on Saturday, police said.
The two killings within the remit of the Iqbal Market police station were reported within in span of few hours. “In the first half of the day two men riding a motorbike pulled up close to the shop of 40-year-old Mohammad Daraz in Sector 10 near Awami Chowk,” said an official at the Iqbal Market police station.
“One of the riders got off the two-wheeler, walked close to the shop owner and fired multiple shots at him before speeding away with his accomplice.”
The victim sustained three gunshot wounds and died on the spot, the official said, adding that the body was later shifted to the Abbassi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Following the post-mortem examination, the body was taken to the Edhi morgue as the victim’s family lived in Punjab.
“The victim was married. He was an area resident and originally hailed from Punjab. The police were waiting for his family from Punjab before lodging the FIR,” the police official said.
Shortly before sunset, another gun attack in Orangi Town left a KMC worker dead, the police said.
They added that Abdul Hameed, 43, had come to see a friend in the Toori Bangash area, where armed men riding a motorbike fired at him and sped away. “The victim was shifted to the Abbassi Shaheed Hospital, where he died during treatment,” said Iqbal Market SHO Inspector Mohammad Sabir.
Only a few years ago, Hameed had moved from Orangi Town to North Nazimabad. He was a KMC employee and father of three.
The SHO said that police investigators were not yet soure about the motive for the killing as investigation was under way.