KARACHI: A suspected robber was killed by a citizen in North Nazimabad on Tuesday, police said.

They said a young man, Arif Sheikh, was driving home with his mother when they were intercepted by armed motorcyclists near Khandu Goth in North Nazimabad, Block B.

“One of the riders got off the motorbike, pulled out a pistol and snatched cell phones of the young man and his mother as well as her gold chain,” said an official at the North Nazimabad police station.

“As he returned to get on the bike with his aide, the young man pulled out his licensed pistol, which he carries in his car, and fired multiple shots,” the official said, adding that both the suspects were hit, but the one who snatched the valuable from them, fell on the ground with serious wounds.

He said his accomplice, however, managed to speed away.

The wounded suspect was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he died, the official said.

The suspect was later identified as Shan. He was booked in several cases registered with different police stations in district Central.

“The citizen who fired shot had both licence and permit to carry the gun. The police also recovered their cell phones and gold chain from the deceased bandit,” the official added.

Published in Dawn, March 30th, 2022

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