A teenage boy who came from Multan to the city was shot dead on Sunday in the Liaquatabad area of Karachi while a man was injured for resisting during a mugging attempt in New Karachi.
Police said 16-year-old Sheraz, Ilyas’ son, was found in a pool of blood in a rickshaw parked near Dakhana Chowrangi in Liaquatabad on the night between Saturday and Sunday. They added that the boy’s mother, sister and other family members found him after friends called the family and told them he had had an accident.
The victim was first transferred to a private hospital where doctors declared him dead. Later, the body was taken to the Jinnah Graduate Medical Center where doctors confirmed that the deceased had been shot and killed and that the two-day-old knife wound on his hand was also found.
The family informed police that Sheraz belonged to Multan and had arrived with his mother in the Dehli Colony Karachi area to visit his grandmother. According to the family, the boy was away on Saturday night to have dinner with his friends when the incident happened.
Police said friends of the victim, including the one who informed the family about the ‘accident’, were hiding. Police added that the victim’s brother told them that before succumbing to his wounds, Sheraz told him he was shot for offering resistance during the mugging attempt.
However, SHO Rizwan Patel said the real motive behind the incident had yet to be ascertained and an investigation was being carried out. Separately, a 40-year-old man, Asif, Zafar’s son, was shot and injured in a shooting incident in New Karachi. He was transferred to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical treatment. Police said he was shot for offering resistance during the mugging offer. A case has been registered and an investigation is underway.