Karachi: Train robbery victim dies
KARACHI: The young man who had suffered gunshot wounds in the train robbery on Sunday night died at a hospital in the early hours of Monday.
Mohammad Ramzan, 30, succumbed to his wounds during operation at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, police said.
Hospital sources said that the victim had suffered two bullet wounds in the abdomen and bladder.
The victim had been working at the Dawn canteen for the past several years on a contract basis and was heading to his hometown in Bahawalpur by train when he was shot at by armed robbers.
The police said that Fareed Express was passing through the Dumba Goth area of Landhi when armed bandits started depriving passengers of their valuables at gunpoint. They fired two shots at Ramazan when he resisted to hand over his belongings to them, said the victim’s co-worker who was travelling with him.
When the Railway police personnel, who were present in the last compartment of the train, heard the shots they started locating the crime-scene.
However, by the time they reached there, the suspects had already fled. Following his death on Monday, his co-workers took the body to the native district by road.
An FIR (26/2011) was lodged at the Landhi Railway police station on a complaint of Mohammad Zahid under Sections 392 (punishment for robbery) and 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code.