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Rangers man mysteriously shot dead at their own Karachi sub-headquarters

The body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 16, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Oct 16, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago

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A member of Pakistan Rangers Sindh-Circle was found shot dead inside the security force’s sub-headquarters near Disco Morr in North Karachi on Friday.

The deceased was identified as 44-year-old Lance Naek Muhammad Maqbool, son of Muhammad Chiragh. The body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where the medico-legal officer or MLO, Usman Hashmi, performed a post-mortem. Rangers took the body away after the completion of legal formalities.

SAMAA Digital contacted Abbasi Shaheed’s Additional Police Surgeon Dr Shahid Nezam to inquire about the incident, but he refused to share the MLO’s findings.

District Central Senior Superintendent of Police Ghulam Murtaza Tabassum said that he received information about the death at 2pm.

“Officials of the paramilitary force, when contacted, told police that the Lance Naek died when a rifle went off,” the SSP added.

Usually, if a member of the paramilitary force is killed, the assumption is that it was during law-enforcement duties. It is unusual, however, for a member to be killed inside their own sub-headquarters, which are generally considered within their secure control.

According to the SSP, he did not follow the details of the incident because of his engagements in the Chup Taziya procession in the city.

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