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Another policeman shot dead in Orangi

Another policeman shot dead in Orangi

KARACHI: A policeman was shot dead in an armed attack in Orangi Town on Tuesday, officials said.

They said assailants targeted 26-year-old Sher Ali aka Munna when he was sitting at a roadside eatery near his residence in Orangi Town 15-D. He was hit by three bullets and died on the spot.

“The victim was posted at the Rapid Response Force and sent to the Razzaqabad training centre for commando training. He came home recently on 12-day leave,” said Pakistan Bazaar SHO Inspector Zaheer Hussain. “We have found a few leads which suggest that the murder is linked to some personal issues.”

The body was handed over to the family after medico-legal formalities at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

‘Missing’ man found shot dead

A young man, who had gone missing a week ago, was found shot dead near the Hawkesbay area on Tuesday.

Police said that the 35-year-old victim, later identified as Muhammad Nadim, was a resident of Surjani Town.

“The body was found near Hawkesbay Road,” said an official at the Mochko police station. “He was hit by two bullets, each in the head and abdomen.”

The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for a post-mortem examination.

The victim’s family told the police that some men took him away from his house on the night between Sept 13 and 14.

They alleged that it was an incident of extrajudicial killing by law enforcement agency personnel. The family maintained that the victim was not associated with any political or religious group.

PPP worker killed

A worker of the Pakistan Peoples Party was shot dead in Orangi Town on Tuesday.

Police said that 37-year-old Abid Baloch was targeted by armed men when he was sitting in Sector11

1/2 with some friends.

“He lived in the same area and was a known PPP worker. We have found some spent bullet casings fired from a 9mm pistol at the crime scene,” said an official of the Pakistan Bazaar police station.

He said that the motive for the killing could not be known till late in the night.

Published in Dawn September 23rd, 2015

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