Three vehicles torched, PTI leader beat up in HyderabadMay 19, 2013
HYDERABAD: Armed men torched three vehicles, including PTI leader’s car, attacked Lahore bound train and injured its driver, besides opening indiscriminate firing in various localities of Hyderabad and its adjoining areas.
The armed men beat up PTI leader Usman outside his home near Gul Khan Petrol pump within the jurisdiction of Market police station. They also torched his Honda City car No ADK 057 and opened indiscriminate fire on his house.
Police reached the scene two hours late despite the house of PTI leader is at two minutes travel distance. The armed men had also opened fire earlier in the morning in Latifabad, causing panic in the area. Tyres were also burnt to block flow of traffic.
Small and big market remained closed in Heerabad, Liaquatabad Colony, Quaidabad, Phuleli, Preetabad, Raisham Bazaar, Gari Khata Chowk, Sarfaraz Colony, Cloth Market, Anaj Mandi, Sabzi Mandi, Faqir Ka Pirr, Shahi Bazaar, Khokhar Mohalla and Latifabad.
A van near Pakka Qila and a Suzuki pickup at Pinjrah Pool were also torched. The armed men also opened fire and pelted stones on Pakistan Express train within the jurisdiction of Tando Yousuf police station, leaving the train driver injured. The injured was shifted to Civil Hospital Hyderabad for treatment.
All the CNG stations and petrol pumps remained closed across the city amid panic.