Karachi: Police kill 4 ‘robbers’ in 2 shootouts
KARACHI: Four alleged robbers were gunned down in two separate shootouts with police on Monday. Three of them were shot dead in the first encounter that took place near Safoora Chowrangi in the afternoon. “The police’s Gadap base was informed that three robbers had looted Rs1.1 million from Memon Hospital and fled towards Safoora Chowrangi,” Sohrab Goth Sub–Divisional Police Officer Qamar Sheikh told The News. “A Sachal police station van that was patrolling the area rushed towards Safoora Chowrangi. When the police team reached near Kiran Hospital, the robbers opened fire on them. The police fired back and injured the robbers.”
The three men were taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where they expired. The police seized three TT pistols and the looted cash.
“We are waiting for the relatives of the three robbers to approach the police and identify them,” the police officer said.
Soon after the first incident, police shot dead an alleged robber near Sohrab Goth’s Super Market.
The Sohrab Goth sub-divisional police officer said a police team saw some robbers mugging citizens near Aga Hotel.
“When the robbers saw the police, they fired gunshots. The law enforcers retaliated and arrested one of the robbers in an injured condition. However, his two associates managed to escape.”
The robber was moved to the JPMC, where he breathed his last. The police recovered a pistol and looted items from the possession of the robber. “We have been unable to identify the robber so far. However, he appears to be an Afghan national,” the police officer said.