Man killed for resisting robbery in Karachi's Gulshan chowrangi on Eid day

As many as 59 people have been killed in Karachi for resisting robbery this year so far

Syed Daniyal Hussain
A picture showing a robber snatching a mobile phone at gun point. — CPLC/File
A picture showing a robber snatching a mobile phone at gun point. — CPLC/File 

  • Deceased was identified as Turab Zaidi, say police.
  • 59 people lost their lives to robbery this year in Karachi.
  • Four others injured in different areas of the city. 

KARACHI: Amid rampant street crimes in Karachi, another man was shot dead by robbers in the city's Gulshan-e-Iqbal Chowrangi for resisting robbery during Eid-ul-Fitr, police said Friday. 

According to the law enforcement officials, the deceased was identified as Turab Zaidi and further investigation into the matter was taking place. 

Turab, who was a father of three children and a single son of his parents, was killed after he withdrew money from an ATM. 

The deceased's father has appealed to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to take notice of the matter. "He was shot in the head and was covered in blood. I request the prime minister to take action," his father said while talking to Geo News. 

Meanwhile, four people sustained injuries in different parts of Karachi including Shah Latif Town, Nazimabad and Korangi during robbery attempts, added the police. 

Karachi has been gripped by street crimes as at least 59 people have lost their lives while 200 were injured due to resisting robbery this year so far. 

According to Geo News, as many as 6,780 criminal incidents were carried out in Karachi in the holy month of Ramadan in which 20 vehicles were snatched and more than 130 others stolen.

Moreover, 830 motorcycles were also snatched with 4,200 others stolen in the same month. Meanwhile, 19 people were lost their lives in Ramadan while 55 were injured. 

A few days back, the Sindh High Court (SHC) had given a one-month ultimatum to the provincial authorities to restore law and order in the province amid rising incidents of street crime in Karachi.

SHC Chief Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi ordered the provincial authorities to restore law and order across the province within a month. He also directed strict actions against “influential persons” who were involved in sabotaging the law and order situation.