KARACHI: Two suspected muggers were shot by a robbery victim and beaten to death by a mob in Korangi on Monday, police said.
They said that two robbers riding a motorbike snatched cash at gunpoint from a man, Abrar, who was accompanied by his friend, Faizan, in Bilal Colony. Before the snatchers could flee, Abrar snatched a robber’s pistol and shot both of them.
Awami Colony SHO Jamal Khan Leghari said Abrar, who worked in a factory, and his friend were returning from a private bank on a motorbike after drawing Rs50,000 in a shopping bag. When they reached the gate of a fire station, the armed robbers intercepted them, resorted to firing and snatched the bag containing the cash, the official said.
Just before their escape, he said, the two friends noticed that only one suspect was carrying a pistol. Abrar caught the suspect, snatched his weapon and opened fire, resulting in bullet injuries to both of them, he said.
In the meantime, hundreds of people gathered there and severely beat the wounded suspects, killing them on the spot before arrival of the police, he added.
A police team rushed to the scene after receiving information on Madadgar-15 and took the bodies into custody and sent these to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil medico-legal formalities.
Man shoots suspect in Baldia
In another incident, a suspected robber was shot and wounded in Baldia Town on Monday.
Police said two robbers tried to rob a medical store owner, Ahsan Saleem, at Patni Muhalla, Baldia Town. Resisting their attempt, the shopkeeper pulled out his pistol and opened fire.
As result, one suspect, identified as Nadir Khaliq, 30, got injured while his accomplice fled. People caught the injured suspect and beat him before handing him over to police. The injured was shifted to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi for treatment.
The police recovered one bike and a loaded magazine from him.
Couple found murdered in house
A sexagenarian couple was found murdered near Safoora on Monday.
The Sachal police said the bodies of a man and his wife with their throats cut were recovered from a house in Zehra Nagar in Gulistan-i-Jauhar. The victims were identified as Zahoor Ahmed, 63, and Mrs Nighat Zahoor, 62.
The crime scene unit was called to collect evidence from the spot while the bodies were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital to fulfil medico-legal formalities.
Their son, Mustafa, told the police that he had returned home late in the night and gone to bed. On Monday morning, when he woke to the knocking on the door by their milkman, he saw his mother lying dead in the bedroom while his father in the kitchen. They were stabbed to death. Nothing was taken away from the house, said the police.
Victim Zahoor was said to be a former official of the Landhi Export Processing Zone.
Published in Dawn, September 13th, 2022
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