A seven-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet in Karachi’s Saeedabad passed away on Sunday morning.
Aqsa was hit by a bullet on Friday, September 28, while she was playing in a playground near the police training centre in Saeedabad.
She was taken to Civil Hospital, Karachi and then referred to NICH.
The police lodged a case but have yet to find out who fired the bullet.
Her parents are beside themselves because they thought Aqsa’s condition was improving.
Her father said on Saturday she recognised him and called him ‘papa’. I came out of the hospital room and she opened her eyes and she was looking for me, he said. “When I went back in, she looked at me and called me papa,” he said.
She then began to shake and the doctors told me not to talk to her too much because she was in pain, he said.
Recently, another young girl was killed by a stray bullet in Karachi. Ten-year-old Amal Umer was killed on August 13 in the crossfire between police and two robbers soon after they robbed her family in Karachi’s Akhtar Colony. The bullet that hit her was fired by a policeman.