Elderly couple killed during robbery in Karachi’s DHA
Early Thursday, an elderly couple was killed in a home invasion at Karachi’s Defence area.
Police believe they were killed in their Khayaban-e-Bukhari house by former employee of the victims.
They say a man who a year and a half ago worked at their home, identified as Nawaz, staged a robbery and killed the homeowner and his wife.
During the robbery, Nawaz was wounded too. He was arrested from the scene, and seized gold and weapons stolen.
Rescue teams transferred him and the bodies to hospital in Jinnah.
The victims are identified as Javed, who is 85, and Salma, who is 80. Javed had been a retired banker.
Their house was locked as police are investigating. The Clifton ASP said the couple’s daughter had told the police of the incident. During the time of the incident, she, her parents and a male nurse were in the room.
The attacker had also attempted to kill the nurse, Muhammad Farooq, according to police.