Lahore: Dacoit killed, cop injured in encounter
LAHORE: A Dacoit was killed by police while a constable was injured in an encounter in the limits of Kot Lakhpat Police Station here on Tuesday.
It was reported that two bike riders were on their way after snatching a mobile phone from a citizen on Chandrai Road when the officials of Mohafiz Squad signalled them to stop. The bike riders did not stop rather they opened fire on the police upon being chased. The police also retaliated and during the crossfire a dacoit, identified as Naseer alias Naseera, was killed. Constable Amjad was also injured. Police also managed to arrest the other bike rider who was identified as Umair while the injured constable was taken to General Hospital. In the hospital, his colleague constable opened indiscriminate firing after an exchange of harsh words with a hospital clerk. Around six persons, including a child Ali and a woman Bushra Bibi, received injuries during the stampede due to the constable’s firing.
The doctors and paramedics staged demonstration against the incident. The police officers rushed to the scene and pacified the angry protesters.