Student shot dead at tuition centre in Gulshan.

KARACHI -- A teenage student, armed with a Kalashnikov rifle, shot dead one of his colleagues inside an educational institute in Gulshan-i-Iqbal on Friday, police and witnesses said.

They said Ahsan Akhtar, 19, was killed in a coaching centre in Block 13-D near Madina Masjid. Gulshan-i-Iqbal SHO Arshad Janjua said that a scuffle erupted between students of the centre on Thursday, but the administration intervened and 'pacified' the two sides.

On Friday, the armed suspect, whose name was not provided by the police, entered the coaching centre premises, fired at fellow student Ahsan and fled.

He suffered a bullet wound in the chest and was transported to a private hospital where he died during treatment.

The SHO said the incident appeared to be an outcome of 'some personal dispute'. However, he did not elaborate further.

He claimed that the alleged killer had been identified and raids were being conducted to...

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