KARACHI: A passer-by woman was killed and a citizen injured by robbers in Malir late on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday.

They said that one of the robbers was overpowered and lynched by an angry mob.

Malir City SHO Farasat Shah said that the armed robbers attempted to loot shoppers at a local market when one of the citizens took out his licensed weapon and opened fire on the criminals who returned fire and bullets hit a man and a woman.

The SHO said that the woman, identified as Shahida Iqbal, 55, died on the spot, while Naveed Zakir, 55, was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for treatment.

In the meantime, one of the robbers, later identified as Israr, was caught by the people present there and they gave him a severe beating, killing him before the arrival of the police.

The SHO said that the suspect was a resident of Shah Latif Town with a past criminal record.

He said efforts were underway to arrest his escaped accomplices. The bodies and injured were taken to the JPMC for medico-legal formalities.

Mother of three found dead in water tank

The body of a woman was found in the water tank of her house in Malir City, police said on Thursday.

They identified the woman as Asma Kashif, 40, and said that the body bore marks of torture.

The area SHO said that the victim’s husband told the police that when he returned home, he found the body of his wife lying in the water tank.

She was the mother of three children.

The body was taken to the JPMC for medico-legal formalities.

The SHO said that investigators suspected that someone familiar to the woman was involved in the murder.

Further investigations were underway, he added.

Published in Dawn, April 19th, 2024

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