KARACHI: A road accident leading to violent assault claimed the life of a youth on Wednesday as a verbal argument escalated into a brutal fight in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar area.
Eyewitnesses and sources close to the family members said that Ali Raza and his cousin Sajid got into an argument with the unidentified persons riding a car near Munawar Chorwangi after a road crash.
The argument quickly escalated and the two cousins were beaten up by the passengers of the car.
As a crowd gathered, the passengers from the car declared them to be street criminals and left them at the mercy of the charged crowd that continued to beat the two. The severely injured cousins were then handed over to Rangers personnel.
Ali Raza succumbed to his wounds while being administered medical treatment.
Speaking to media, the injured Sajid said they had gotten into an argument with the passengers in the car near Munawar Chowrangi after which the car followed them and ran them over near Kamran Chorwangi.
After hitting the bike with car, the passengers roughed them up severely to the point that both Ali Raza and Sajid lost consciousness.
Ali Raza’s uncle said that his nephew succumbed to the injuries on head and abdomen. He added that Ali Raza was the sole breadwinner of his family. He was studying and would drive a rickshaw to make ends meet after classes.
An uncle of the deceased lamented that the police refused to investigate or even registered a case. He said they went to the site of the incident themselves and found an eyewitness who provided pictures and details of the assailants’ car.