Dacoit killed in police encounter in Mithi
MITHI: An alleged dacoit was killed while two others were injured in encounter with Umerkot police.
Area police said five armed men late Saturday night came to the house of a local businessman and tried to kidnap him. On resistance by his guard and family members led to bullet injury to the businessman identified as Lajpat Rai.
A police squad also reached the spot and tried to arrest the criminals who resorted to heavy firing, the police sources said.
The encounter led to death of one alleged dacoit identified as Saleem while his accomplices Abdul Ghani Shar and Asad Jatoi were injured and later arrested by police. The police also recovered a car and weapons from them. Further investigation is underway.