Woman gunned down in Karachi’s Lines Area


KARACHI: A woman died in a firing incident on Sunday in Karachi’s Lines Area.


After the incident, the residents of the area blocked the Preddy Street and started a protest.

The protest disrupted the flow of traffic.

DIG East Kamran Fazl said that the incident is not related to the kidnapping issue.

The DIG said that the deceased woman had a disagreement with her husband.

Police said that the deceased woman has been identified as Aqeela.

It was claimed that the incident occurred when the mother (deceased) resisted a child abduction attempt.

Recently, reports of child kidnapping attempts surfaced in the city and created panic among parents. However, these reports were termed rumors by Police Chief Mushtaq Maher.

A disturbing trend of mob justice has also started in the city, where angry mobs thrash people over child kidnapping suspicion. Three people on Friday in separate incidents fell victim to vigilante justice after people mistook them for kidnappers.