Lahore: Robber killed
LAHORE: An alleged robber was killed in a suspected police encounter near Jamia Asharfia in Ichhra police station limits early on Saturday. The suspect, Ali Raza of Samanabad, had killed constable Ali Hasan during a crossfire on Pir Ghazi Road, Ichhra. The police claimed that two armed men snatched a motorcycle from Naeem Bhatti close to Jamia Ashrafia around 2am and fled. The victim alerted the emergency police. Some Mohafiz Force constables, who were on patrol duty in the area, tried to stop the suspects near the canal.
A shootout with police left suspect Ali Raza injured seriously while his accomplice managed to escape leaving the bike behind.
The injured robber was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The police seized a weapon and five cell phones from the victim and shifted his body to a morgue. The police are looking into the matter.