KARACHI, Dec 18: A policeman was shot dead in Orangi Town on Tuesday, pushing the death toll of policemen killed this year to 114.

Earlier on Saturday, the bodies of two policemen posted in the Criminal Investigation Department were found in different parts of the city. They had been kidnapped and later killed by unidentified persons.

Police said the incident took place in Frontier Colony within the remit of the Pirabad police station, where police constable Aurangzeb Khan posted in the reader branch of the Orangi Town police station was shot at when he was going home from work.

The victim was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

He was a resident of the same area where the incident took place. The victim was in plain clothes when targeted, the police said.

‘Bandit’ killed

A suspected bandit was shot dead and a shopkeeper was wounded in a robbery attempt at a grocery store in Quaidabad on Tuesday.

Police said the incident took place in Rehri Goth within the remit of the Quaidabad police station, where two suspects tried to rob a grocery and milk shop. On facing resistance, the suspects opened fire on shop owner Asif Rehman. Meanwhile, the wounded shopkeeper returned fire, fatally hitting one of the suspects. The wounded shopkeeper was taken to hospital for treatment.

Facing resistance, the other suspect escaped. The wounded suspect  died while being shifted to the JPMC, the police said. The identity of the dead could not be ascertained. The police found a pistol on him.

Young man found dead

The unidentified body of a young man was found in a Korangi locality on Tuesday morning.

Police said the body stuffed in a gunny bag was found in Korangi 100 Quarters, Sector 50-D, within the remit of the Zaman Town police station. They said the victim had been shot in the head.

The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.

Constable wounded

A police constable was seriously wounded by bandits when he put up resistance outside a private bank, foiling a potential bank heist, in Gulistan-i-Jauhar on Tuesday.

Police said the incident took place at a JS Bank branch at Jauhar Complex on the main University Road, where gunmen tried to force their way into the bank.

When police constable Mohammad Mithal tried to resist them, they shot him. However, after the shooting, the suspects took away the AK-47 rifle of the policeman.

The wounded constable was taken to a private hospital, where he was admitted in a critical condition, the police said.


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