HYDERABAD: A woman was gunned down by armed men who climbed the wall and jumped into her house in Mehar Mill Colony on Wednesday morning, the police said.
SHO of the Tando Yousuf police station Abdullah Bhutto said that around four armed men climbed the wall and jumped into the house at around 3am and opened fire on 40-year-old Erum Yasmeen, wife of Khalid Jawaid Khowaja, and fled.
The woman was taken to the Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad where the victim succumbed to her wounds and died during treatment in the intensive care unit.
Additional police surgeon Dr Abdul Waheed told Dawn that the woman was hit by a single bullet near her pelvis.
The body was handed over to the heirs after the medico-legal formalities.
The SHO said that it was difficult to call the incident a robbery case because the attackers did not make off with anything from the house. However, the police were unclear about the motive for the killing.
He said that the woman was a resident of Mehar Mill Colony in Tando Yousuf and had four children.
Her husband was said to be an engineer and private contractor.