SANGHAR: Motorcycle-riding assailants gunned down an activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement in Tando Adam on Monday, which led to the sudden closure of the town by enraged activists.
Arif Shaikh, zonal in-charge of the MQM, told Dawn that Shahid Shaikh who had remained taluka naib nazim of Tando Adam was targeted on M.A. Jinnah road near Jama Masjid close to his house. He said the assailants who wore masks and were riding a motorcycle shot him dead from a close range. It was a targeted killing, he said, adding that the victim succumbed to injuries when he was being taken to Hyderabad.
As the news about the murder spread, stick-wielding party activists gathered at Muhammadi Chowk and forced shopkeepers to pull down shutters.
They burnt tyres on roads across the town and demanded immediate arrest of the killers.
Tando Adam DSP Ayoub Brohi said the MQM leadership had claimed their activist had been targeted but police were trying to find out real cause of the murder. He said the deceased lived in Karachi for several years and had recently returned to his native town Tando Adam.