PPP-MQM clash: Boy succumbs to bullet wounds
KARACHI: (Web Desk) Twelve-year-old Abdul Rahman on Monday succumbed to bullet wounds he suffered during an exchange of fire between the activists of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) four days ago.
The political victim had been admitted to Jinnah Hospital. He had been battling for life for the last four days but on Monday afternoon, he could not survive and expired. After legal proceedings, the police handed over the body of the deceased child to the heirs.
In the firing between PPP and MQM workers, Abdul Rahman (12), Abdul Rahman (16) and Sharif (40) had suffered injuries.
The police had registered an FIR under various sections of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) including Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act on a complaint filed by PPP worker Muhammad Yusuf. In the case, 2 accused were nominated and 15 to 20 others were unknown.
The police claimed to have arrested around 30 suspects from both the sides.
Either of the boys had suffered a bullet injury in the head and his condition was said to be critical. A third victim of the clash suffered injuries when both sides pelted each other with stones.
The New Karachi police said that PPP worker Mohammed Yusuf lodged an FIR against MQM workers. The complainant in the FIR stated that his party had set up an election office in Sector 11-J, New Karachi. He and many party workers were present there when several MQM-P activists came there and resorted to aerial firing, he alleged. He said when PPP workers confronted them they extended threats and opened fire on them, the complainant said.
Resultantly, his maternal nephew Abdul Rehman, 12, and his relative Aziz Rehman, 16, suffered bullet wounds and were taken to a hospital, he said.