The man who gunned down a policeman in Karachi earlier this week surfaced, claiming that he had acted in “self-defense”.
While talking to a local news channel, Khurram Nisar said that he acted in self-defense as the policemen did not show their service cards even after he asked them multiple times.
He maintained that the police personnel tried to kill him inside the car, but fortunately, the bullet got stuck in the chamber of his pistol. The suspect said the police personnel was threatening to kill him, which is why he killed him to save his life.
In another video, Khurram said that he had had a licensed pistol for the last eighteen years.
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On Tuesday, the man gunned down the policeman after an altercation between the two in Phase 5 of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) on Monday night.
According to reports, the martyred cop, Abdul Rehman, and his colleague chased the suspected shooter, who was later identified as Khurram Nisar — son of a former deputy commissioner — and spoke to him after they allegedly noticed suspicious activity.
In a video clip that went viral on social media, the two could be seen coming out of a black vehicle with tinted windows. Both Khurram and Rehman could be seen waving pistols at each other with the cop telling him to sit in the car and drive to the police station.
According to police, Khurram Nisar came to Karachi from Sweden on November 5. He lives there with his wife and two children. DIG South Irfan Baloch told a local news channel that the cop accompanying Rehman recorded his statement, according to which they saw Nisar forcing a woman to sit in the car near Boat Basin.
The DIG said that Nisar’s home is in Karachi, near the crime scene in DHA Phase 5. After leaving the crime scene, he left the car and fled into another vehicle.
Later, police raided Nisar’s house and seized weapons, documents, and the vehicle used during the shooting. The house watchman was also detained.
Parents ‘disown’ Khurram Nisar
Meanwhile, the parents of Khurram Nisar have disowned their son. In their statement during the investigation, Nisar’s parents claimed that they have no idea about the suspect’s whereabouts.
“Khurram comes to Pakistan once a year. We have no idea what he does when he comes to Pakistan. We cannot take any responsibility for his actions,” the parents told the investigators.