Mob lynches 2 robbers in Orangi
KARACHI: Mob killed two bandits after lynching them in Orangi Town on Wednesday, the Dawn News reported Thursday.
“One of the dead bandits has been identified as Imran Hussain, a resident of Mehmoodabad, while the residence of his injured aide, Haroon Aziz, is not yet known. The other dead bandit remains unidentified”, said police officials.
They added that the suspects were caught by a swelling crowd after they had just robbed a shop and shot at and wounded its owners. A third bandit and a trader survived with wounds received in a shootout.
They said some half a dozen gunmen stormed into the shop of Mohammad Riaz in Mianwali Colony within the remit of the Pirabad Police Station, held him at gunpoint and collected cash and other valuables.
Though the police claimed the shootout was a “joint public-police action”, witnesses said the law enforcers reached the spot only to retrieve the badly injured bandits.
“After executing their job, as the bandits were about to ride off on the three motorbikes parked outside the shop, Riaz pulled out his licensed pistol and fired multiple shots at them,” said an area resident, who witnessed the almost 15-minute episode, wishing not to be named.
“The attack left two of the bandits wounded and triggered firing by their aides, who remained unhurt. Riaz was hit in the abdomen in the exchange of fire.”