Karachi: 3 youth killed in encounter identified as robbers
KARACHI: Three youth killed in an alleged encounter with the SITE B area police late Sunday night have been identified as robbers with criminal record.
According to police, the deceased Sajjad Ali, Furqan and Wazir Khan, residents of Saeedabad and Shershah areas were intercepted and killed in an encounter. All three hailed from Punjab and were aged between 25 to 30 years.
They were looting passersby near Baldia Traffic police post when police party arrived on the information of a victim Yaseen.
SITE Town SP Shahjahan said police rushed to the scene and tried to nab the culprits who started shooting at them. In police retaliation, all three robbers were shot at and injured, he added.
A robber died on the spot while the other two died at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital during treatment. Police also claimed to have recovered three TT pistols and looted gold, cell phones, motorbikes and cash from the deceased.