Karachi: Bandit killed by accomplice
Karachi: In New Karachi, a suspected bandit was killed allegedly in the firing by his own accomplice while they were trying to rob a passerby of cash and valuables, police said.
They said three armed riders intercepted a passerby near Katchi Abadi in Bilal Colony and asked for the cash and valuables he carried. However, he refused to obey them that led to a scuffle.
“According to some witnesses, one of the armed men pulled out a pistol and fired shots into the air and one targeting the passerby, who was later identified as Zareef Khan,” said DSP Altaf Hussain, the area’s supervisory police officer (SPO).
“But that single gunshot hit his own accomplice in the neck. This panicked the armed men further and they rode away from the scene, leaving their accomplice in a pool of blood and apparently to die from the wound.”
He said the dead suspect was identified as Muhammad Yousuf, a resident of Baldia Town, but the investigators had not yet found any incriminating record against him.
“A pistol has been found in the suspect’s possession. An FIR (240/2011) under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 324 (attempted murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code against unidentified suspects on a complaint of Zareef Khan,” added the area SPO.