Policeman on duty at US consulate among four others killed in Karachi

Karachi: (Tuesday, January 10, 2012) It seems peace might not resume in its essence in Karachi despite tall claims made by the alliance ruling economic hub of the country and rest of the Sindh province. Yesterday, as the terror
wave and clashes between different ethnic groups sustained, it cost lives of two watchmen and a labourer along with a policeman who was found dead at a check post of the US consulate.

Sub-Inspector (SI) Anwer Sheikh, 35, was found dead inside a check post of the US Consulate on Mai Kolachi Road in the Jackson police limits on Monday morning. Following the receipt of information from the security cell, a team
of the Jackson police rushed to the spot and found SI Sheikh’s body inside Check Post No. 7. They arrested Head Constable Rana Amir deputed along with SI Sheikh at the post and seized his SMG.

During questioning, HC Amir told the police that he handed over his SMG to SI Sheikh prior to going to the washroom on Monday morning. But he soon heard the sound of a gunshot, immediately came out of the washroom and rushed to
the check post where he found SI Sheikh lying dead and blood oozing out from his chest, while his (Amir’s) SMG was lying on the ground.

However, the police detained Amir for interrogation to ascertain whether it was a murder or a suicide. SI Sheikh was posted at the Foreign Security Cell of the Sindh Police and lived in the Soldier Bazaar police lines. He has left
behind a widow and three children.

Mohammad Asif, 36, was shot dead in Pehlwan Goth, Block-19, Gulistan-e-Jauhar. Police said that Asif, a watchman, was performing his duty when two men, riding a motorcycle, appeared there and killed him. The watchman suffered received
two bullet wounds. The police recovered two empty casings of a 9mm pistol from crime scene. Police said that it was a target killing incident.

Asif lived in Al-Asif Square, and he has left behind a widow and two children. Another watchman, Mohammad Ayub, was shot dead in a similar manner while performing his duty in MPR Colony in the Orangi Town police limits. He also
suffered two bullet wounds of a 9mm pistol.