Karachi: Alleged robber shot dead
KARACHI: Police officers, Rasheed and Fida, shot dead a suspected robber, 21-year-old Sallahuddin alias Adday wala, son of Mohammad Gul, near Al Asif Square, within the jurisdiction of Sachal police station.
The incident occurred on late Saturday night and led to rioting by angry residents. The residents pelted stones on passing vehicles and also attacked a police post of the area, beating up the stationed policemen. A heavy contingent of law enforcement agencies were required to bring the situation under control.
On-duty police officer, Malik Javed, informed Daily Times that deceased was wanted by the Sohrab Goth and Sachal police for his involvement in various robbery cases. Javed said that the deceased was fleeing after looting, and shooting upon resistance, a laborer named Karim Bux. He opened fire on the police officers pursuing him and was shot when they retaliated.
Although no arrests have been made, the police have registered an FIR, number 416/08, on behalf of the deceased’s father.