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A Chinese national who had been reported missing in Islamabad on April 15th has been found dead in a drain near Iqbal Town, police said on Friday, April 19.
Li Jinqiang reportedly had arrived in Islamabad a week ago and had disappeared from a supermarket on April 15 where he went to buy medicine, said the first information report lodged on the complaint of a friend of the deceased at Kohsar Police Station on Thursday, April 18.
According to an official, “it will be too premature at this stage to say anything about it being a murder,” adding that the body has been sent to the hospital for an autopsy.
They were sitting in their parked vehicle when an unidentified assailant opened fire from the front of the vehicle, critically injuring Chen, who was sitting in the driving seat.
Police stated that there were bruises on his head, adding that the injuries seem to have been caused by a rock or a stick. But the true facts will only emerge after the postmortem report is released.
Li’s friend told the police that he had left his mobile phone, passport, and luggage in his room, adding that the deceased did not know the local language.
Attack on Chinese National in Karachi
Last year in February, a Chinese national who was critically injured in Karachi when unknown suspects opened fire at his car died, said the doctors at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
A lone gunman opened fire at 46-year-old Chen Zhu’s car in Clifton near Zamzama Park, in what police have called a targeted attack. A second Chinese national travelling with him survived the attack.
Initial information suggested Chen, the managing director of a shipping firm in Karachi, and Ye Fan, a young trainee at the same company, had left their office near Beach Luxury Hotel for lunch in a Honda Civic around 1:30 pm, a press release issued by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Azad Khan had said.
After having lunch at China Town in Clifton, the duo went to Neelum Colony opposite Zamzama Park to purchase fruits and vegetables. They were sitting in their parked vehicle when an unidentified assailant opened fire from the front of the vehicle, critically injuring Chen, who was sitting in the driving seat.