Karachi: Two carjackers killed
KARACHI: Two bandits, who were on the run after snatching a car from a policeman at gunpoint, were killed in a shootout with their victim and a police patrol in Federal B Area.
DSP Ijaz Hashmi of Azizabad, who is also holding charge of SP of Gulberg, told Dawn that Aqeel Abbasi, recovery manager in KESC, was driven in his Alto car (AQQ-012) to his house in Block 12 around 4.30pm.
He said his driver, Mohammed Nadim Rana who was also a constable of KESC police, was waiting for Mr Abbasi in the car when two bandits held him hostage at gunpoint and snatched from him his wallet, mobile phone and car keys.
The DSP said constable Rana was armed with a pistol and he opened fire on the bandits as they moved towards the vehicle.
“In the meantime, a passing police party on a motorcycle also appeared on the scene as the fleeing dacoits returned fire of constable Rana,” he added.
DSP Hashmi said the two policemen on the bike also took positions and fired at the suspect. “One of the dacoits died instantly and the other who was fatally wounded died while he was being shifted to the hospital,” he added.
The police officer said that constable Rana was also slightly injured in the shootout.
The bodies and the injured policeman were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Sources said both of the suspected dacoits received multiple bullet wounds in their upper torso and legs.
They said the constable received a slight injury in his feet and he was discharged from the hospital after necessary medical treatment.
Gulberg police said two TT pistols were seized from the suspects, one of whom was identified as Mushtaq, son of Ghulam Rasool, hailing from Jacobabad.
The bodies were later kept at the Edhi morgue.
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