Karachi: Robber killed in encounter
KARACHI: An alleged robber was shot dead while his three accomplices managed to escape in an encounter, said Paposh police on Tuesday. The suspects, driving a Baleno, intercepted an owner of a jewellery shop near Safara Market, while the latter was on his way to work after having withdrawn Rs12,000 cash from the National Bank Intermediate Board Office Branch. Some policemen deployed at a kiosk, on the scene, saw the crime and opened fire on the criminals, who then replayed the same, leading to an encounter, in which one outlaw was injured. Scared of being arrested, the culprits tried to flee after leaving the snatched valuables behind.
In the meantime, reinforcements from the said police station reached the spot and started chasing the fleeing suspects.
The three unhurt outlaws, out of fear, abandoned their vehicle and their injured associate, who was then taken into police custody.
During interrogation, the accused disclosed his name as Asad, in his mid-30s.
The police also recovered one TT pistol and five mobile phones from his possession.
While the police were taking Asad to the Abassi Shaheed Hospital, he succumbed to his injuries on the way.