Karachi: Bandit accomplice found shot dead
KARACHI: A suspected bandit who mysteriously went missing shortly after he and his aide were caught red-handed during a robbery attempt on Tuesday night by area people in Malir was found shot dead along with an unidentified person on Wednesday morning, police said.
The police added that some passers-by spotted the bodies of the two youngsters at Dairy Farm — a military farm under the cantonment area neighbouring residential societies of the Malir Town — and informed the police.
On Tuesday night, a middle-aged man was intercepted by two armed robbers riding a motorbike near Khokhrapar No 1 and was gunned down as he resisted the robbery.
The firing attracted area people who caught the armed men red-handed and gave them a hiding before the police arrived.
While the police arrested one of the robbers, they said the other suspect slipped into the crowd.
The mystery over his disappearance deepened when his body was identified the following day by his accomplice in police custody.
“A few objects found lying near the bodies as well as some witness accounts raised doubts,” said DSP Baqar Junejo, the area’s supervisory police officer.
“The bodies were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities and the police sought help of the arrested suspect for the identification,” he said, adding that the suspect identified one of the bodies as that of his aide.
The police arrested one of the wounded suspects who was later identified as Shah Meer and shifted the body of the victim, Samiullah, to the JPMC for an autopsy.
The deceased was a resident of Kausar Town in Malir. The police registered a case (FIR 75/2011) under Sections 396 (dacoity with murder) and 34 (with common intention) against Shah Meer and his unidentified suspect.