Karachi: 4 ‘bandits’ killed in shoot-outs with police
KARACHI: Four suspected bandits were gunned down in what police described as two separate encounters with them near Safoora Goth and off the Superhighway on Monday. Three armed robbers were killed during shoot–out with the police shortly after they snatched Rs1.1 million from the cashier of a hospital and a pistol from his security guard near Safoora Goth, the police said. The cashier of Memon Hospital was going to a bank along with the guard to deposit Rs1.1 million when they were waylaid by three bandits riding a motorbike in front of New Rizvia Society, said an official at the Sachal police station.
He added that the bandits overpowered the guard, relieved him of his pistol and the cashier of the money at gunpoint. As they were about to flee, a police van patrolling the area chased them and an exchange of fire ensued, the official said.
The official said that the three bandits were wounded in the firing. Before they could be shifted to a hospital, all the three died, he added.
The police seized three pistols, including the one snatched from the guard, and the booty found in their possession, the official said, adding that none of the suspected bandits could have been identified so far.
On the Superhighway, another suspected bandit was killed in an encounter, the police said. They added armed men were depriving a family travelling in a car after intercepting it near Malik Agha Hotel when a police party reached the scene and an exchange of gunfire ensued.
While one of the suspected bandits sustained a gunshot wound and died on the spot, his accomplice managed to flee on a motorbike, said DSP Qamar Ahmad.
A pistol found in the possession of the bandit was seized, the officer added.
The police later shifted the body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico–legal formalities.