Posted By Our Staff Reporter On January 25, 2012
KARACHI, Jan 24: A police constable was shot dead in an Orangi Town locality in the early hours of Tuesday, police said.
They said that the incident took place in the Ghausia Baloch area within the remit of the Pakistan Bazaar police station.
They said that 31-year-old Shahid Khan was going home near Orangi Town’s Chandni Chowk on his motorcycle when armed assailants, also riding a motorbike, intercepted him and shot him upon resistance.
The victim policeman suffered a bullet wound in the chest and died on the spot.
The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hos-pital for medico-legal formalities.
Mominabad DSP Tariq Malik said that the victim’s wallet and cellphone were missing. However, the police found a pistol in his hands, he added.
He said that it appeared that the victim policeman tried to resist a robbery bid and pulled out his pistol, but the bandits opened fired on him.
However, the police did not rule out the possi-bility that the killers took away the wallet and the cellphone to make the killing look like a robbery attempt, he added.
The DSP said that the victim had been posted in the police’s security division for the past three years at Hassan Square and was going home after his duty hours. He was father of three children.
A case (FIR 15/2012) was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 392 (punishment for robbery) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code against unidentified persons on a complaint of the victim’s brother-in-law, Safeer Alam, at the Pakistan Bazaar police station.