Sheikhupura: Villagers arrest, lynch ‘robber’
SHEIKHUPURA: Six bikes were snatched on Friday as robbers have been rampant in the district for the last several weeks. However, the police have failed to rein in the criminals. In the first incident, three armed men snatched a motorcycle from landlord Barkat Ali in Chak Dhee. On hue and cry by the victim, the villagers followed the bandits and intercepted them. On seeing the villagers, the bandits opened fire on them. In retaliation, one suspect who is still unidentified was killed in crossfire while his two accomplices managed to escape. In another incident which took place in Jamil Town, three armed men intercepted one Shahid Mehmood on gunpoint and deprived him of his motorcycle, mobile phone and cash and thrashed him for offering resistance.
In Khan Colony, thieves took away a motorcycle outside the house of Riaz Ahmad. In another incident, three dacoits stopped farmer Barkat Ali when he was on his way to his village Kakar Gill. The bandits snatched his two wheeler along with mobile and cash. Zahid Mehmood, a resident of Z Block, Housing Colony, was deprived of his motorcycle by thieves. He had parked his bike in front of his house.
Five armed men entered into the house of Rafiq Ansari in city area Khalid Road. The outlaws locked up the family members in a room and looted cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth hundreds and thousands of rupees. They also fled away with a motorcycle which was parked in his garage.