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Female student shot dead in Karachi during mugging attempt

KARACHI: A female university student was shot dead on Thursday during an incident of suspected mugging in Karachi.

The victim identified as Misbah as a third-year student at Hamdard University. She was sitting with her father in their car while waiting for her university’s point bus near Mochi Mor in Gulshan-i-Iqbal area when two robbers on a motorcycle approached them.

According to the victim’s uncle, the robbers mugged the girl’s father at gunpoint. Then they moved to the other side of the car and opened fire hitting Misbah near her eye.

The robbers did not take anything away from Misbah and only mugged her father. The robber then fled the scene towards Sohrab Goth. The family resides in Abid Town.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) East Amir Farooqi said it was that the incident obviously a case of robbery. He claimed that the girl was not shot for resisting the robbery, but rather one of the robbers dropped his gun then opened fire in a state of panic.

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