KARACHI - A young man hailing from Balochistan was shot dead in an act of target killing in Defence Housing Authority on Tuesday.

Police officials said that the incident occurred apparently over personal enmity.

A 19-year-old Imran Buksh who hailed from Balochistan was shot dead when armed assailants opened indiscriminate fire at his unregistered white colored jeep at Khayaban-e-Roomi within the limits of Sahil police station. The incident took place on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Imran Buksh was accompanied by his paternal uncle who arrived from Baluchistan for his medical treatment when incident occurred while victim’s uncial narrowly escape the attack,” said Sahil SHO Abid Soomro. Buksh’s father had gifted a new Jeep to the victim and he took his uncle for a drive when gunmen targeted him and managed to flee, police said.

Police officials said that the gunmen attacked were on a jeep and another suspicious vehicle attempted to stop victim vehicle and opened indiscriminate fire when he speed up a vehicle instated of stopping the jeep.

He was shot at least twice while his uncle remained unhurt in the incident. The victim’s uncle however immediately informed the family members and relatives, who reached the spot and shifted the victim to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medical treatment, where  he succumbed to his injures.

Police officials said that the incident apparently occurred over personal enmity, adding that the victim sister’s in-laws who also belong to Baluchistan were behind the incident while further investigation was underway as what the family of the victim didn’t approach the police for registering a case.

The deceased was a resident of DHA and recently got intermediate. His body was moved to Baluchistan for burial process. Police officials said that at least 18 bullet marks were found on the victim’s vehicle while further investigation was underway.

Two criminals arrested

Two criminals accused of breaking the locks of shops for robbery and “Channda Peti” donation boxes of mosques to rob the valuables and cash were arrested by the Sharafi goth police here on Wednesday.

The police also recovered locks and tools use to cut the shutter of the shops from the accused identified as Farhan and Aamir, said police sources.