Karachi: Dacoit killed, two cops injured in shootout
KARACHI: A robber was killed and two police personnel injured as a result of a shootout that erupted between the law enforcers and three dacoits in the Khaskheli Para area late on Wednesday night, when a police patrol van tried to intervene as the dacoits were robbing some passersby.
One of the criminals, later identified as Ishfaq alias Munna, was killed during the encounter whereas Station House Officer Naek Mohammed and Assistant Sub Inspector Ali Dost of the Ibrahim Hyderi Police station sustained bullet wounds.
Talking to The News, SSP District Malir Rao Anwaar Ahmed said the police had managed to arrest one of the criminals, who was severely injured and succumbed to his injuries on his way to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. However, two of his accomplices managed to escape. The condition of ASI Dost is critical whereas.
SSP Ahmed said the dacoit who got killed, was wanted by the District Malir and other police stations. He said Munna had also been involved in the recent killings of Hindu traders.