KARACHI: Sindh Inspector General (IG) AD Khawaja on Wednesday awarded Rs50,000 prize to citizen Yasir Jamil with for his "valiant" efforts against alleged robbers.

The Sindh police chief persuaded the citizens to make similar efforts to help the police fight crimes in the metropolis.

AD Khawaja persuades the citizens to make similar efforts to help the police fight crimes in the metropolis. — Photo courtesy Sindh police
AD Khawaja persuades the citizens to make similar efforts to help the police fight crimes in the metropolis. — Photo courtesy Sindh police

Two suspected robbers were shot dead by Yasir when they tried to loot him in Nazimabad No.1 late on Sunday evening, the Rizvia Society police said.

The suspects, riding a motorbike, reportedly intercepted Yasir’s family travelling in a car in Urdu Bazaar area with the intention of robbery. "Yasir, who had a licenced pistol, opened fire on them," said SSP Investigation Central Arab Mahar.

"One suspect died on the spot while the other succumbed to his wounds during treatment at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Their identity could not be ascertained immediately," he said.

The senior police officer added that the citizen also had left the scene by the time police arrived there. However, quoting witnesses, the SSP investigation central said that the men killed in the incident were "robbers". The officer further said that they were investigating the case.