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University director killed during ‘carjacking attempt’ in Karachi: police

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SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 11, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
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Posted: Jun 11, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 weeks ago

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Syed Zahir Ali Syed, the director of Karachi’s Usman Institute of Technology, was killed by unidentified men near Khatoon-e-Pakistan College on Friday, the police confirmed Friday.  Sonia Shehzad, UIT’s spokesperson, said that Syed was going back to his home from the university when the robbers tried to stop him near Aga Khan University Hospital . The professor received bullet in his shoulder and he was moved to AKUH where he succumbed to his bullet wounds. “According to initial reports, the armed bike riders shot him for  resisting a car snatching attempt,” East Zone Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Saqib Ismail Memon told SAMAA Digital. He added that a police team immediately reached the site and is collecting evidence. “We are also gathering CCTV footage of the crime scene to identify the suspects involved in this murder,” said Ismail. Follow SAMAA English on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Syed Zahir Ali Syed, the director of Karachi’s Usman Institute of Technology, was killed by unidentified men near Khatoon-e-Pakistan College on Friday, the police confirmed Friday. 

Sonia Shehzad, UIT’s spokesperson, said that Syed was going back to his home from the university when the robbers tried to stop him near Aga Khan University Hospital .

The professor received bullet in his shoulder and he was moved to AKUH where he succumbed to his bullet wounds.

“According to initial reports, the armed bike riders shot him for  resisting a car snatching attempt,” East Zone Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Saqib Ismail Memon told SAMAA Digital.

He added that a police team immediately reached the site and is collecting evidence.

“We are also gathering CCTV footage of the crime scene to identify the suspects involved in this murder,” said Ismail.

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