KARACHI: Unidentified men shot dead a woman in Soldier Bazaar in the early hours of Saturday. It was the latest brutal incident linked with rising street crimes, exposing the government’s tall claims about improved law and order in the metropolis.
According to the police, the incident took place when Syed Aliul Hasan, accompanied by his wife, 41-year-old Ambreen Fatima, was driving his car at around 2:30 am. At Parsi Colony — a locality within the limits of the Soldier Bazaar police station — two men riding a motorcycle, who were apparently chasing them, intercepted their vehicle and demanded their mobile phones and other valuables.
SSP East Dr Samiullah Soomro said the robbers started firing as the husband was trying to hand over his mobile phone. As a result, a bullet hit Fatima in the neck. She was taken to the Aga Khan University Hospital, where doctors declared her dead.
According to the SSP Dr Samiullah Soomro, the suspects managed to flee without any valuables.
Till Saturday noon, the body was not brought to either the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre or Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.