Pakistan

KARACHI – Police are investigating the alleged murder of a Careem driver who was found dead in his car in Karachi’s Korangi area earlier this week, police said on Friday.

The driver, Syed Abdullah Gillani, was found inside his car with a single bullet wound on his head on Wednesday, Station House Officer (SHO) Khalid Abbasi told Dawn. The investigators have recovered one spent bullet casing fired from a 30-bore pistol from the crime scene, the SHO added.

The police have ruled out the possibility of robbery in their initial probe as the assailants did not take Gillani’s mobile phone, money and other valuables, SHO Abbasi said.

He said that “initial investigations suggest that the murder might be linked with personal enmity,” adding that the victim was involved in a land dispute with his relatives in Punjab.

The victim originally hailed from Bahawalpur according to the CNIC found in his pocket, he said.

“Careem wholeheartedly offers its condolences to our Captain’s family. This is a personal tragedy for us,” Careem said in a tweet, adding that direct contact with Obaid’s family has been maintained.