Seven including professor gunned down

September 17, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Seven people, including a dean of Karachi University, were gunned down in different firing mishaps here on Thursday. Dean of Islamic Studies at Karachi University, Professor Dr Shakeel Auj was gunned down at Baitul Mukarram Masjid. He suffered critical injuries when armed men ambushed his car. He was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) where he succumbed to his injuries.

A youth, Ibrahim, 22, son of Saleh Mohammad, was gunned down by unidentified armed men near Niazi Chowk. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for an autopsy.

Yet another incident, Riaz, 45, son of Miskeen, resident of Orangi town No 4, was shot dead near his house at Metro Cinema. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medical formalities.

Station House Officer (SHO) P.S Peerabad, Naseer Magsi confirmed that two unidentified motorcyclists killed Mohammad Riaz near his house at Orangi Town No. 4. Later, the accused managed to flee. Deceased was a taxi driver, and brother of a police constable Umar. The motive behind the incident seems personal enmity, he said.

Separately, an unknown person aged about 28, was killed in firing of unidentified accused in Lyari, Mohammad Ali Mohallah. The body was shifted to CHK for an autopsy.

In another incident, a youth Fayaz, 30, son of Razzaq, resident of North Karachi, committed suicide by taking poisonous substance at his house. The body was shifted to ASH for medico-formalities.

According to rescue sources, the motive behind the suicide was domestic problems.

Dr Kalim Medical Legal Officer (MLO) JPMC reported that a person namely Zameerullah son of Wali Mohammad, aged 30 years was brought injured from Al-Asif Square, Sohrab Goth. Later on he succumbed to injuries during treatment.

SHO P.S Baghdadi reported that Police and Rangers took a joint action against criminals at Eido Lane Lyari. An encounter took place between police and criminals. Resultantly, a criminal of Lyari Gang War Ghaffar Zikri Group namely Naseer Gul son of Mohammad Saleem aged 20 years killed. However 1 pistol (9mm) with 10 rounds were recovered from his possession. Dead body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi.

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