5 robbed as bandits rule Bahawalnagar
BAHAWALNAGAR: Robberies, dacoities and bike-snatchings have become order of the day in Sadar Circle of Bahawalnagar police as five such incidents took place and five people including a woman suffered injuries for resistance on Saturday.
In the first incident, three bandits intercepted bikers near Sikandar Canal Bridge. As the latter offered resistance, they opened fire. Resulting, Imran (18) and his aunt Naseem got injured. The bandits fled away with 2 cell phones, cash and motorbike. Rescue 1122 and police rushed to the spot after getting information and shifted the injured to District Headquarters Hospital Bahawalnagar.
At village Nehalka in Madressa police precincts, seven bandits stormed into the house of farmer Hassan, when Hasan offered resistance, the gangsters opened fire and left him injured. On making hue and cry, people of the area gathered there.
The gangsters reopened the fire on the gathering and left Muhammad Iqbal injured. Later, they looted the houses of Luqman, Akram and Ameer and fled away with gold ornaments and cash.
In the third incident of dacoity in the precinct of Takht Mahal, dacoits stormed into a grocery shop and snatched Rs 200,000 and injured Jahangir, a watchman. Afterwards, they looted Abid, a motorcyclist, and deprived him of Rs 35,000, cell phone and motorbike.
Despite the tall claims of the Sadar Circle SDPO that the police are protecting the life and property of the masses, the police have failed to cope with robbers.