TT Singh: 3 robbers beaten to death by villagers
TOBA TEK SINGH: Villagers tortured to death at least three suspected robbers in Chak 517 here Wednesday, police sources said.
Sources say some dacoits in police uniform were fleeing after looting cash and valuables from a family holding British nationality. On receiving information about the robbery, locals chased the robbers and succeeded in catching them. They severely beat the thieves while police were called in and recovered some looted money and jewelery from them.
The head of the robbed family, Imdad Ali, told police that the robbers entered his house and after looting cash and some jewellery at gunpoint tried to escape. He said local people chased the robbers when they heard the family’s cries for help. Villagers then severely beat them. Police reached the spot and shifted the injured to District Headquarters Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. Eyewitness said police reached the scene very late and the robbers lost their lives because they were not provided medical aid on time.