KARACHI - An estate agent was found dead from inside his home in Defence Housing Authority on Friday. Deceased was identified as 45-year-old Asim Azhar, a resident of Khayaban-e-Tauheed within the limits of Darakshan police station. Darakshan SHO Ahsan Zulfiqar said that the victim’s wife used to teach in a private school reached home and found his husband body lying in pool of blood.

The victim’s throat was slit with a knife. The victim’s wife immediately called the police. The police reached the site and shifted the body to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy and later handed over to family for burial process. Police also recovered the knife used in the murder.  The officer said that the motive behind the incident has yet to be ascertained while a case has been registered and further investigation was underway.

FIRE BROKE OUT

A fire broke out at a residential apartment in Clifton locality on Friday. No loss of life was reported in a fire. According to fire brigade department’s spokesperson, the fire broke out at a kitchen of a residential apartment in Block 2, Clifton, adding that upon receiving information, the firefighters immediately reached the site and extinguish the fire. The spokesperson said that the fire broke out due to generator but timely extinguished.

Police clueless in shops

robbery case

Police investigators remain clueless in the shops robbery case of a major heist at MA Jinnah Road. The group of robbers had taken away cash and valuables worth around Rs3 million from nearly 22 shops at the Jami Centre on MA Jinnah Road within the limits of Aram Bagh police station on the night between Thursday and Friday. Aram Bagh SHO Asif Rauf said that investigation is underway while police collecting the evidences and footages recorded at CCTV cameras. The officer said that the police had also detained a watchman of the centre and later released him after questioning him.

 “But we have a doubt on the watchman as after watching the CCTV footages, we found some doubts on what he earlier told the police about the robbery,” the officer explained. The officer said that a case has been registered on behalf of the centre’s president against unidentified persons while further investigation was underway.

Such mass heists have been on the rise and similar incidents have occurred in Urdu Bazaar, Plaza and Empress Market in a couple of months, all situated in the old city area but the law enforcers unable to track down the group of bandit involved in such robberies.