KARACHI: A suspected robber was shot dead by a citizen in Gulshan-i-Iqbal on Sunday afternoon, police said.
The Aziz Bhatti police said that two armed motorcyclists tried to commit a robbery near Raheel Gala restaurant on Sir Suleman Shah Road. However, an unknown citizen put up resistance, pulled out his pistol and fired on the robbers.
As a result, one suspect, later identified as Nazeer Shoaib, was killed while his accomplice managed to escape from the scene.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for a post-mortem examination.
Suspect shot dead, 10 more held in ‘encounters’
A suspected robber was shot dead and 10 others were arrested in wounded condition in six alleged encounters across the metropolis on early Sunday morning, according to the police.
One suspect was gunned down while another arrested in Sir Syed Town.
The police said the encounter took place near Ajmair Chowk, Sector 11-A where, after an exchange of firing, suspect Shoaib was killed while Noman Nawab injured.
The police recovered two pistols, six mobile phones, purse, cash and one motorbike from their custody. The dead and injured were shifted to the ASH.
The police said both the deceased and injured suspects were roaming near Big Bite restaurant suspiciously when patrolling police party indicated them to stop for checking. “They were involved in over one dozen robbery incidents,” claimed the police spokesperson.
Meanwhile, the police claimed to have arrested 10 suspected robbers in alleged encounters in Kalakot, Paposh Nagar, Rizvia Society, Shahrah-i-Noor Jehan and Landhi localities.
Man drowns in farmhouse
A man drowned while swimming inside a farmhouse in Gadap Town.
Police said Taha Zahid, 22, drowned in a swimming pool at Al-Siraj Farm House near the Cosy Water Park.
The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Police said they were investigating the case.
The body of a 22-year-old man, identified as Shahzad Muhammad, was found on the outskirts of the city on Sunday. He was bludgeoned to death, police said.
Meanwhile, 55-year-old Chaman Naso was axed to death at Sattar Jokhio Goth in Gadap City on late Saturday night. Police arrested his son, Peeru, for the murder.
Published in Dawn, September 12th, 2022