In a tragic incident, a policeman was shot dead by a car driver, reportedly the son of a former deputy commissioner, following an altercation between the two in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Phase V late Monday night.
The martyred cop, Abdul Rehman, and his colleague chased the suspected shooter, identified as Khurram Nisar, and spoke to him after they allegedly noticed suspicious activity.
Footage of the shooting was recorded via CCTV camera in which Rehman and Nisar step out from the passenger seat and driver’s seat, respectively, of a black vehicle Mark X with tinted windows.
In the same video, the cop can be seen holding a pistol and gesturing for Nisar to sit in the car and go to the police station.
According to the police, Nisar came to Karachi from Sweden on 5th November 2022. He lives there with his wife and two children. DIG South Irfan Baloch told that the cop accompanying Rehman recorded his statement, according to which they saw Nisar forcing a woman to sit in the car near Boat Basin.
DIG Irfan Baloch said that when the cops approached Nisar, the woman fled, while they tried to control him, but couldn’t get hold of his gun as he resisted.
This was when cop Rehman sat in the car with Nisar, while the other cop chased it.
The DIG said that the cops tried to take Nisar to Darakhshan Police Station, but he increased the speed of his car. At this, Rehman tried to stop Nisar and both of them got out of the car. The two engaged in an argument and pulled their guns on each other, he added.
The police raided Nisar’s house and seized weapons, documents, and the vehicle used during the shooting. The house watchman was also detained.
The suspect is still missing, FIR of the incident has been registered. According to the reports, police teams have been made and search and seized operations have been launched.