Nazro Narejo's killing closes chapter of horror
LARKANA, Jul 11: The end of bandit of Sindh and Balochistan, Nazroo Narejo has brought happiness to his rivals & enemies and peaceful citizens have also breathed a sigh of relief.
Nazroo became notorious for 'purchasing' kidnapped persons from other gangs and releasing them after getting heavy ransom. He used to kill those captives whose ransom was not paid to him or was delayed for any reason.
Nazroo was infected with deadly disease Hepatitis C and after that he left the crime world. Before that he was bitten by a snake but he survived. He was also suffering from kidney failure.
He had occupied vast riverine lands on the left & right banks of Indus. He was very fond of cattle herds specially buffaloes & goats and his cattle pan in Karachi contains hundreds of such buffaloes.
Nazroo entered criminal world after his father Rab Rakhiyo Narejo was killed in 1990 in a 'police encounter'. It is alleged that their lands were occupied by a landlord of that area. After his father's death Nazroo shifted to Sadhoo Forest during 2001 along with his family. He was an illiterate person. He had two wives, seven sons and two daughters, three sons from first wife and 4 sons and 2 daughters from the second wife out of which one son Iqbal Narejo was killed three years ago.
Nazroo was called king of dacoits. He sold his 900 acres land located in riverine area to Pir Sadaruddin Shah Rashidi in 2011 after he got the land back through a jirga which was presided over by late Sardar Khadim Hussain Jatoi and was held in the rest house of Khairpur in 1997.
His enmity started with his relatives and many other communities due to which some of them shifted to villages Izzat Ji Wandh, Phulpota & Naundero and he also shifted his family to forests from Khairpur's katcha area known as Bhai Khan Ji Wandh.
About seven months before he left the forests and started living in the limits of Golo Daro police station of Garhi Yasin after having enmity with his own cousins Yousuf Narejo & Abbas Narejo. He was killed in the same area on Saturday.
He carried a head money of Rs20 million. His father had killed noted Sindh story writer Naseem Kharal.
In 1998 Nazro completed his 100 killings and then called a grand meeting of all dacoits operating in Sindh and became 'king of dacoits' and was called ' Shah of forests' as well. In 1992 he had killed nine villagers of Mohil community to took revenge of his associate Anwer Narejo.