Lahore: Robbers shoot trader, injure three
LAHORE: Robbers killed a trader and injured three others besides looting cash and valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees in separate incidents in the provincial capital on Wednesday.
Three robbers shot dead a 45-year-old trader and took away Rs200,000 cash during a shop robbery at Chaudhry Chowk in the limits of Nishtar Colony police station.
Police said the outlaws entered the shop of Muhammad Jameel and looted a bag containing cash at gunpoint. The shopkeeper captured one of the fleeing robbers, but his accomplice injured him with gunshot fires. Jameel, the father of four, died while being transported to Lahore General Hospital.
The police shifted the body for an autopsy and registered a robbery-cum-murder case. Six robbers looted Rs562,000 in cash from a bank and injured a security guard at Gawalmandi Chowk on Wednesday.
Gawalmandi police said three robbers barged in Al Habib Bank’s branch, held staff and customers hostage and looted cash. The robbers also injured the security guard with an iron rod.
Three robbers stormed into Ansari Shoes at Saddar Bazaar in North Cantonment police limits and deprived owner Haji Sarfraz Ali of Rs200,000 and a cell phone.
The outlaws also shot at and wounded employee Asif Husain when he offered resistance.
Four robbers barged in the house of Ibrahim in Township and shot at and wounded him on resistance. The suspects, however, fled empty-handed. Two robbers approached Zaheeruddin Babar in Hunjarwal and snatched Rs11.5 million at gunpoint.
Two robbers entered the shop of Haji Muhammad Ali Ahmad in Ichhra and plundered cash and valuables worth Rs500,000.
Three robbers stormed into the house of Malik Farooq in Baghbanpura and looted cash and valuables worth Rs300,000 while two muggers stormed into the house of Aftab Saqib in Model Town and looted cash and valuables worth Rs150,000.