Lyari tense as four more gunned down


Lyari continued to be tense for yet another day on Wednesday, as at least four more people were gunned down. The violence on Wednesday took the death toll in Lyari to eight over the past 24 hours.
Most of the Wednesday killings took place in the wee hours of Wednesday, but shops and markets in parts of Lyari Town were forcibly shut amid intense aerial and targeted firing. Police deployment has been increased in the town.
Two men were killed by unidentified armed persons in separate incidents reported in the jurisdiction of Baghdadi Police Station. Baghdadi Station House Officer (SHO) Saeed Rind said that 40-year-old Hamid Punhwar, son of Qasim Punhwar, was shot dead near Memon Society Anjuman Hall. The deceased was a Sindhi Memon, and his body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK).
The other man, 29-year-old Imran, was killed by a stray bullet during heavy firing between two groups near Mabari Hotel, Baghdadi. SHO Rind said that the deceased was an electrician by profession. His body has been handed over to his heirs.
In another incident, 19-year-old Adnan was shot dead by unidentified assailants in an incident reported in the jurisdiction of Kalri Police Station. A duty officer in the police station said the police received information about a body that had been abandoned. A police party rushed to the spot and shifted the body to CHK for post-mortem. No case was registered. Separately, Napier police claimed to have recovered the body of a 16-year-old boy near Noorani Masjid, Syed Mehmood Shah Road. They said the victim’s body displayed torture marks and he had a single bullet wound in his head. The identity of the deceased could not be ascertained as yet, but the body has been shifted to the Edhi Morgue.