A student was shot dead and two others injured in an alleged sectarian attack in Karachi’s Gulistan-i-Jauhar area on Friday evening.
Gulshan SP Fahad Ahmad while speaking to a news publication said, “Three students were on their way on a motorbike when armed bike-riders attacked them in a deserted street in Block-4 of Guilistan-e-Jauhar and fled,” One of the students, Murtaza, succumbed to his injuries while being shifted to a hospital.
Emergency department’s head Dr Seemin Jamali confirmed that the injured identified as Shahid Ali and Ihsan Ali were admitted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
“The dead and injured belonged to the Shia community and it appeared to be target killing incident,” added the police official.
Initial reports suggested the victims were students of University of Karachi and Dow University of Health Sciences and who were returning from a coaching centre.