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Dacoits kill 4, kidnap Nazim in Sinjhoro

October 24, 2001

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SANGHAR, Oct 23: Dacoits armed with rocket launchers and heavy guns stormed taluka headquarter town of Sinjhoro on Tuesday night and killed four persons, kidnapped Nazim of Sinjhoro town and a trader from Hyderabad. Five persons were also injured in the bandits’ firing.

About half a dozen dacoits appeared in Pethi Chowk of the town, hardly few hundred metres away from the police station.

According to witnesses two of them were carrying bags of ammunitions, one of them was armed with a rocket launcher and the remaining with heavy guns. They kidnapped Seth Kirshan Mal, owner of Sonia and Vasdani cotton factories and his son Dilip, who were later released.

Then the dacoits came to the shop of Rana Anwar Ali, Nazim of Sinjhoro town and caught him resorting to indiscriminate firing which killed four persons on the spot and seriously wounded five.

The dacoits remained there for about 27 minutes and continued firing in the air and dancing.

The people rang police station and when no police reached there they ran towards police station to inform the police but in vain. Some people also called police emergency on 15 but to no avail.

The dacoits left the scene at their will without any haste, leaving Shahid Rajput, secretary of the Nazim, Pir Bux Khaskheli, Mustafa Kachai and Rewa Chand dead and Rao Younus, Mustafa Khaskheli, Azam alias Isto Korkhani, Ihsan Junejo and a councillor Malook Khaskheli seriously wounded.

The dacoits kidnapped six persons but released five of them at Jhol railway line with a message to police not to follow them and be ready for more action.