A woman was killed in a firing incident in North Nazimabad on Monday. Fatima, 22, a resident of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, was the mother of a minor daughter. Police said her father Shaikh Feroz Bengali had served as a Nazim in Orangi Town while representing the PPP. He later joined the MQM before rejoining the PPP.
Police stated that two persons riding a motorbike attacked her when the woman was driving her car near the Intermediate Board Office in Block A, North Nazimabad. Police said one of the two attackers shot her in her neck from close range. The victim was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Police and Rangers attended the scene. According to SHO Rashid Ali, Fatima came to the board office in her car along with three other women, including her younger sister. When they left the board office, she became accustomed to attack, he added.
The officer said they had found an empty shell of 30 bore pistol at the crime scene and sent it to the forensic division of the Sindh police. While the Karachi police spokesperson said the incident occurred over a robbery bid, the SHO said the incident “might have occurred over a personal enmity”.
Karachi woman shot dead for resisting robbery
A woman in the city’s North Nazimabad area was shot dead last Monday afternoon for resisting an armed robbery. Police said that the deceased has been identified as Fatima. A post in the Facebook group ‘Halaat Updates’ claimed that the incident took place near North Nazimabad’s Taj Bakery area.
The person who published the post claimed that four women were inside the car when a mobile snatcher fired shots at the car. “A woman sitting on the driver’s seat was hit by the bullet on her neck,” stated the post.
Policeman’s ‘accidental shot’ kills woman as ‘ration drives turn violent’
Two months ago, a 25-year-old woman lost her life in what police described an accidental shot to her head by a policeman after two ration drives being carried out simultaneously turned violent in PIB Colony’s Nishtar Basti on Wednesday.
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The woman was present in her apartment’s balcony when she sustained the bullet injury the PIB police said, adding that the policeman had fired the shot into the air to disperse a crowd which attacked a police team in the area.
According to a press release issued by DIG East Zone Noman Siddiqui’s spokesperson, a fight broke out between members of two welfare organisations, namely the Nisther Society Welfare Trust and the Shah Community Welfare Trust, in their ration drives following which chaotic scenes were witnessed on the spot.