Dacoits kill 2 security guards in Hyderabad
HYDERABAD: Two security guards lost their lives at the hands of robbers within the jurisdiction of Market police on Monday in unusual circumstances.
The guards were posted at a petrol pump but were persuaded by an employee to move from their site of duty to a bank with the purpose of depositing cash.
Mehboob Jatoi, a petrol pump employee was going to a nearby branch of Habib Bank in Hirabad and took along with him Abdul Rasool Bhutto and Raees Pirzada.
Mehboob Jatoi and the two guards were riding on two separate motorcycles when intercepted by armed motorcyclists. Guards resisted dacoits who opened fire and killed both of them on the spot. Dacoits fled away taking with them the cash and repeaters of guards.
However, mystery shrouds over the statement of petrol pump employee as he gave conflicting statements over the amount of cash, he was carrying.
The SHO Market Police Station Munir Abbasi said that Mehboob Jatoi was changing his statements. Initially, he said the amount was five to six hundred thousands rupees, which then was reduced to Rs350,000, to Rs200,00 and finally settled at Rs278, 000.
The SHO was sceptical over the role of Mehboob and said that he would come under scrutiny during investigation. Jatoi threw the cash on hearing gunshot sound, said police.