KARACHI: A man and his wife were shot dead in the Baldia Town area on Tuesday, police said.
Area SHO Shakir Husain said that two armed men entered a house in Saeedabad-8 near the football ground, opened fire at Saima, 34, and her husband, Amjad Akbar, 38, and fled from the crime scene.
Hearing gunshots, area people reached the scene and informed the police of the incident. The bodies were shifted to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi for a post-mortem examination.
The police said that Amjad along with his wife and four children returned from his native place in Faisalabad recently and started living near Babri Masjid in Baldia-8. He was doing welding work at a local junk market.
The couple’s minor girl was present at the time of the incident while their three other children were playing outside.
The area SHO said investigators were focusing on two possible aspects of the double murder. Firstly, it was their free-will marriage, and beside that, there were reports that the couple also had some property disputes with their relatives. The deceased had four children.
Police Surgeon Dr Summaiya Syed said the young couple sustained bullet wounds in the chest and died on the spot.