KARACHI: A passer-by was killed when an unidentified citizen opened fire on fleeing robbers in Orangi Town in the wee hours of Monday morning, police and rescue services said.

They identified the victim as Naseeb Zareen, 51, and said that the incident took place in Frontier Colony near Al-Aziz Pakwan Centre in Orangi No 4.

Mominabad SHO Khalid Rafiq said armed robbers snatched cash and other valuables from a citizen late on Sunday night. When the muggers were fleeing, the citizen took out his pistol and opened fire on them. However, a bullet hit passer-by Naseeb. He suffered critical wounds and was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

The area SHO said that the identification of the citizen who opened fire could not be made as he fled the scene. Efforts were underway to ascertain his identity and arrest him, he added.

Published in Dawn, April 23nd, 2024

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