KARACHI: A lady beggar was shot dead by a policeman who later committed suicide in Malir area, here on Monday.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwaar told media that Sub-Inspector Haji Khan Panhwer opened firing on a female beggar, Farzana, after having a verbal spat with her at Bakra Peri in Malir. Later, he committed suicide by shooting himself.
SSP said that SI Haji Kahn Panhwer was deployed in Malir City police station. The bodies were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.
Earlier, rescue sources in morning had claimed that two cops including a lady cop were killed in Bakara Peri areas of Malir; however, later it was clarified that the slain woman was a beggar.