School principal gunned down by muggers

The principal of a private school was shot dead in front of her husband and their son by two muggers in Parsi Colony in the wee hours of Saturday.

SHO Rafay Tanoli of the Soldier Bazaar police station said two men riding a motorbike intercepted a car at around 2:30am and tried to snatch cash, mobile phones and other valuable items from the family.

One of the robbers shot the 40-year-old woman, Ambreen, wife of Ali Hussain, when he suspected that her husband was trying to pull out a gun. The two then fled. Soon police arrived at the scene and took Ambreen to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, where doctors pronounced her dead.

SHO Tanoli said the victim’s husband was trying to reach for a cellphone which had slipped from his hand after his wife had handed it over to him. But the muggers suspected he was pulling out a gun to shoot them, he added.

The victim was the principal of a private school located in the Soldier Bazaar and a resident of Parsi Colony. The family had…

Original published: 2017-12-10 05:00:00 Read the full Karachi News here

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