KARACHI: A suspected robber was shot dead in an alleged encounter with police in Gulshan-i-Iqbal in the small hours of Saturday.

Area SHO Sabir Khattak said that three suspects riding a motorbike shot at and wounded Shahazeb Siddiqi and Syed Mamoon Ali when they resisted their robbery bid at Al-Kashif Motors near Saleem Centre, Block-3 on main University Road.

A police mobile of the Aziz Bhatti police station chased the muggers, who snatched a motorbike near Sir Syed University and tried to escape. However, in an exchange of gunfire, one of the muggers got killed while his two accomplices managed to escape.

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

The police claimed to have recovered one pistol and two motorbikes.

The wounded citizens were shifted to the Liaquat National Hospital where their condition was stated to be out of danger.

Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2021

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