Karachi: 1 killed in tussle with bandits
KARACHI: As reported by the Dawn News on Sunday, a young man was shot dead in Surjani Town allegedly by armed bandits on Saturday just moments after he overpowered one of the bandits when they were getting off a minibus following a successful bus robbery, police and witnesses said. The dacoits had deprived the bus passengers of cash, cellphones and other valuables.
Angry and charged over the bandits’ deadly action, other passengers attacked the three men with their bare hands and managed to apprehend one of them who was later handed over to the area police. They said that three armed youngsters got on the bus (route W-55) near the Sujrani Town roundabout and as the bus reached the PMT Stop they took out their pistols.
“One of the three armed men held the driver hostage and asked him to keep driving while the other two started collecting cash, cellphones and other valuables from the bus passengers,” said Sub-Inspector Yar Muhammad Rind, the SHO of the Surjani Town police station.“They hardly took five to 10 minutes as there were a moderate number of passengers in the bus. Then they asked the driver to pull over so they could get off.”
However, as the bus came to a stop and the armed bandits were getting off, a young passenger, Abdul Ahad, jumped over the bandits and managed to overpower one of them. “The aides of the bandits first fired shots in the air to terrify the young passenger and then they finally fired at him. He sustained single bullet wound in the head and died on the spot,” said Sub-Inspector Rind. The incident sparked anger among the passengers and the people passing by the area who witnessed the tragic death of the youngster.
They chased the running bandits and finally succeeded to grab one of them. The alleged bandit was badly beaten by the charged crowd before being handed over to the police. “The accused arrested has been identified as Zubair. He has told us about his two aides Yousuf and Shantu. They all are the residents of Samanabad, Federal B. Area,” said the SHO.
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