Noted Shia leader gunned down in Tando Adam

TANDO ADAM, Sindh: Noted Faqih Jafaria District Sanghar leader and a well-known local trader, Qaiser Hussain Chughtai, was killed and his employee injured in a gun attack here on Thursday. Another Shia leader also died after being shocked over the death of Chughtai.

Two armed men riding a bike opened fire on Chughtai at Berani Railway Crossing in the town. As a result, Chughtai and his employee suffered bullet injuries.

They were rushed to Taluka Hospital Tando Adam where Chughtai succumbed to the bullet injuries, while his employee Naaro was provided medical treatment.

A large number of leaders and workers of Jamaat-e-Islami, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Pakistan People’s Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and other parties rushed to the hospital to express sympathy over the tragic incident.

Hundreds of angry people, most of them carrying weapons, came on roads and opened indiscriminate fire, forcing shopkeepers and traders to shut their business. They also committed ransacking at some areas of the city, creating panic and harassment.

Another Faqih Jafaria leader Syed Manzoor Hussain suffered heart attack and died instantly after seeing the body of Shia leader Chughtai at the hospital.

DSP Tando Adam, Mohammad Ayub Brohi, called heavy contingents of police from various police stations to control the situation in the city. The DSP told media that it was premature to say anything about the cause of the incident. The fact will come after the statements of eyewitnesses and heirs of the victim.

A large number of people also staged a demonstration along with the body at Muhammadi Chowk in the town and demanded arrest of the culprits.

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