8-year-old boy selling toys in Karachi shot dead by security guard
An eight-year-old boy selling toys in Karachi’s Clifton area was allegedly shot dead by a private security guard, according to the police.
Station House Officer (SHO) of Boat Basin police station Naseer Tanoli told that Muhammad Umar was allegedly killed by security guard Jan Muhammad’s “accidental gun fire” near Bilawal House Chowrangi.
He added that the child was selling toys in the area.
Naseer Tanoli further informed that immediately after the incident, the security guard took the injured boy to the nearby hospital on a motorcycle, but the 8-year-old boy died of his injuries before reaching the hospital.
“The security guard left the body near the railway track in the same area and fled,” Tanoli added.
The complaint of the victim’s father, the police have registered a case of murder against Jan Muhammad.
According to the First Information Report (FIR), Khadim Hussain, the complainant, said that he was a rickshaw driver and belonged to Rohri area of Sukkur. He was in Defence area when his elder son informed him that Mohammed Umer had allegedly been shot by the guard of a restaurant.
Khadim Hussain said that he immediately reached the spot along with his wife and elder son, but Muhammad Umar was nowhere to be found.
Two people sitting in the restaurant took the family to the Jackson police station where the child’s body was laying in an ambulance.
On the other hand, Administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab took notice of the murder and asked for a report from the police. He also directed the police to immediately arrest the suspect.
Murtaza Wahab promised that justice would be dispensed to the heirs.