KARACHI,: At least three people were gunned down in acts of violence in the city and a policeman who was wounded in a gun attack last Thursday died during treatment on Wednesday. A young man was shot dead by unknown suspects near Kala Pul rail tracks in Masoom Shah Colony in the early hours of Wednesday.
Police said that Kashif, 30, son of Akbar Ali, lived in the same colony falling within the limits of the Mehmoodabad police station. He worked in a garments factory, they said adding that he was walking along the rail tracks when attacked by unknown armed men.
He was rushed to JPMC where he succumbed to is injuries during treatment, they said.
Police officials said the initial investigation suggested that the man was killed over some personal enmity.
The owner of a cold drinks shop was killed in his shop near Fatima Jinnah Colony within the remit of the Jamshed Quarters police station on Wednesday.
Adnan, 32, son of Abdul Rehman, was sitting in his shop, Ali Mama Cold Spot, when two armed men riding a motorcycle fired on him. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to the Civil Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, area SHO Khushnood Javed said.
He said that the police came to know that the man was killed for refusing to pay ‘Bhatta’ (protection money).
A man identified as Mohammad Riaz Baloch aka Chhota Rehman, 33, son of Rehmat Baloch, was gunned down in what police described as an act of targeted killing on ethnic grounds.
A resident of Shah Faisal Mohalla, Orangi Town, the victim had gone to the C-1 Area of Liaquatabad within the remit of the Sharifabad police station to meet his uncle.
The police said that the victim was not associated with any party but he seemed to have been killed for his ethnic connection.
His body was taken to the Civil Hospital and later handed over to his family, they added.
CID man dies
The CID constable who was wounded in the July 19 gun attack on a police mobile in F B Area died in a private hospital on Wednesday.
Constables Wahid Bukhsh and Abid Rizvi were seriously wounded in the attack which had also left another man, Asif, injured.
The constables, members of the CID’s anti-extremist cell, were posted at Garden.