Lahore: Dacoit from Raiwind injured, caught in City
LAHORE: Traders shot and injured and captured a dacoit seconds after he and his two accomplices had tried to escape after collecting booty from a pizza shop in Ichhra, police said on Thursday.
According to details, three dacoits, later identified as Noman, Gull Khan and Tariq, broke into a pizza shop on the Ferozepur Road and held the entire staff and the owner hostage. “They snatched the cell phones, Rs 20,000 in cash, some other valuables and were about to escape when Shaukat, the owner, opened fire at them. They also returned fire and injured Shaukat,” the police said. Shaukat was in a critical condition in a hospital.
In the meantime, residents of the Mole Chand area managed to capture one of the dacoits, identified as Noman, and thrashed him badly. Later, he was handed over to the police. During preliminary interrogation, he has confessed to his involvement in the latest and couple of more robberies.
All the robbers have been living in a rented house in Raiwind City. A case has been lodged against them.