KARACHI: A suspected robber was beaten to death by enraged people after he along with his other accomplices shot dead a citizen over resistance in Orangi Town on Wednesday.
Police said that one of the suspects was also killed by the firing of his own accomplices.
SSP-West Faisal Bashir Memon said that a pharmaceutical company representative was standing near his motorcycle outside a private hospital at Qasba Mor when three muggers riding on two motorcycles emerged there and tried to snatch his two-wheeler.
As the citizen tried to overpower one of the robbers, he fired at him and both fell on the road. Two other muggers opened indiscriminate fire on the already wounded citizen but all the bullets hit their accomplice. They tried to escape along with their wounded accomplices but area people gathered there and started pelting them with stones.
The SSP said that they overpowered one of the suspects and subjected him to severe beating. However, their third accomplice managed to escape.
The wounded were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where the citizen and one of the suspects were pronounced dead. The second suspect was moved to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he also died, he added.
SSP Memon said with help of recently launched Talash app, one suspect was identified as Adam Khan, who originally hailed from Qalat.
Police Surgeon Summaiya Syed said that the relatives of the robbery victim identified him as Ammar Pervez, 22. They took away his body without allowing doctors to fulfil medico-legal formalities.
Published in Dawn, October 27th, 2022