Karachi: Two more robbers set on fire by mob
KARACHI: A charged mob severely beat up and then set on fire two robbers at North Nazimabad on Saturday, in a grim reminder of a similar incident that occurred earlier this week in Eidgah. One of the victims died after reaching hospital while the other is stated by the Civil Hospital to have mere chances of survival.
Witnesses and sources in the police said that the two men were caught as they fled on foot after having robbed the passengers of a minibus. The brutal episode, which took place in broad daylight, attracted hundreds of people, some of whom participated in the violence while others looked on.
Carrying a moderate number of passengers, the minibus had been on its way towards Nagan Chowrangi when it was intercepted by the two armed robbers who stripped the passengers of their cash, cellphones and other valuables. They were later identified as 25-year-old Danish, who was killed by the mob, and Imran, aged about 35.
“When the two men disembarked near Five Star Chowrangi, one of them lost his balance and fell on the footpath,” said an eyewitness who saw the robbers set afire. “Upon seeing this, one of the passengers of the minibus started shouting and nearby people overpowered the two men.” The mob then fell upon the robbers and after giving them a severe beating, set them on fire.
People who witnessed the barely 10-minute-long episode told Dawn that rising insecurity coupled with the Eidgah precedent a few days ago probably provoked the mob into dealing with the criminals on their own.
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