KARACHI, Dec 8: A suspected bandit died when he jumped off the fourth-floor apartment of a residential building in Gulistan-i-Jauhar during a police raid in which three others, including two women suspects, were arrested, police said on Friday.
They said that a team of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) cordoned off the residential building, Ajmair Pride, in Pahalwan Goth to carry out a raid.
Police sources said that policemen in plain clothes first spotted a second-floor apartment, but returned empty handed.
“The police team stayed in the apartment for almost half an hour before they were informed about the exact location of the suspects,” said a source privy to the details of the police action.
“By that time the suspects had also become aware of the raid and moved from one flat to another to evade capture. The police blocked all entrance and exit points of the apartment building.”
The SIU team arrested a man and his two women aides in a third-floor apartment. The search for their fourth accomplice continued for another half an hour, the source added.
“When the police party entered one of the flats on the fourth floor, the suspect jumped off the balcony and fell to the ground. He sustained serious injuries and later died during treatment at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre,” said the source.
The police said that the deceased was identified as Zaheer Khan who had allegedly been wanted in several cases of house robberies mainly in Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Gulistan-i-Jauhar and residential areas of the Scheme-33 with his aide Tauqeer and two women accomplices.