MULTAN: Two dacoits were killed by a lynch mob in Multan after they tried to escape after committing a street crime on Sunday.
The two robbers reportedly snatched a motorbike from a resident indentified as Nasir and ran away. However, the two were intercepted by Nasir’s cousin Younus Ahmed and other residents of the area. One of the two robbers retaliated and opened fire at his attackers, killing Ahmed and injuring four others.
In the ensuing tussle, one of the robbers allegedly shot himself and died on the spot, while the other was beaten to death by the enraged crowd. Police officials stood by as silent spectators as the beating continued.
The bodies of the two robbers were later shifted to Nishtar hospital.
SP cantt. Multan Dr Shehzad Asif told The Express Tribune that one of the criminals was identified as Noman Dogar, who was wanted in 10 cases of murder and robbery.