KARACHI: Two suspected robbers were shot dead while a third one was arrested in wounded condition after an ‘encounter’ in Sharafi Goth on Wednesday, police said.

They added that three suspects tried to snatch a motorcycle from Rahat Ali Soomro in Mansehra Colony. As he put up resistance, the robbers hit him with the pistol butt, injuring him. In the meantime, a police party on patrol reached there and an encounter ensued in which three suspects were arrested in wounded condition.

They were taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where doctors pronounced two of them dead on arrival, said Dr Seemin Jamali, head of the JPMC emergency department.

The deceased were identified as Munawwar, 25, and Waseem, 22. The injured, Abu Bakar, was admitted for treatment.

The police claimed to have seized three TT pistols and one motorbike from them.

Published in Dawn, June 23rd, 2016

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