Karachi: Policeman killed in attack by armed bandits
KARACHI: As reported by the Dawn News on Friday, a police constable was gunned down in Hijrat Colony on Thursday in an apparent attack by bandits trying to snatch cash from salesmen of a cellular company, officials said. They said two constables of the Artillery Maidan police station were escorting the cellular company vehicle carrying a couple of salesmen, for security after complaints of cash and valuables looting in the past few weeks.
“The policemen were on their official motorbike, leading the cellular company vehicle on its regular business visit to Hijrat Colony,” said Inspector Ahsan Zulfiqar, the SHO of the Artillery Maidan police station. “As the two vehicles reached near Mai Kolachi Road, gunmen waiting there opened fire that hit one of the police constables, Habib-ur-Rahman.”
The armed men, whose mode of transport could not be ascertained, escaped afterwards without taking away anything. The wounded constable died while being taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. “The 43-year-old policeman was hit by two bullets each in the head and the chest,” said an official at the medico-legal section of the JPMC. Father of four, the victim lived in Saeedabad and originally hailed from Faisalabad. The police said that the investigators had identified the gunmen involved in the firing and an arrest or two in this regard were expected soon.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.