Bandit killed in Thatta encounter
THATTA: A bandit carrying Rs1million head money was killed in a brief encounter in the forest along Mirpur Bathoro-Khorwah Road on Tuesday, police said.
DPO of Thatta Pir Farid Jan Sarhandi told journalists that on a tip-off, a heavy police contingent intercepted some criminals in the forest area. After a brief encounter, Sharif Machhi was killed but his six accomplices escaped, he said.
The DPO said that Sharif had been nominated in 45 FIRs of heinous crimes, including kidnapping for ransom. He said he was the last gangster operating in Thatta forest and his elimination had brought a sigh of relief among the people of the district.
The DPO said that earlier nine bandits had been killed in encounters over the past few years.