Man, son tortured for resisting robbery

Qazi Mumtaz and his son were at the showroom when accused barged in and looted Rs0.15 million


Our Correspondent March 15, 2019
PHOTO: REUTERS

KABIRWALA: A man and his son were allegedly tortured by robbers during an armed robbery attempt at an auto showroom in Kabirwala on Thursday.

Reportedly, six unidentified armed outlaws on two motorcycles barged into Mumtaz Autos situated on Jhang Road. The culprits held its owner Qazi Mumtaz and his son hostage at gunpoint and looted Rs0.15 million from them.

While the robbers were fleeing, Qazi Mumtaz and his son put up resistance and tried to overpower them. The suspects brutally tortured both the victims, injuring them critically.

When the victims raised a hue and cry, other shopkeepers reached the spot and tried to catch the robbers. However, they managed to escape from the spot.

People in the area shifted the victims to a hospital for treatment. Later, shopkeepers and traders in the area lodged a protest against the police over negligence and for not reaching the crime scene on time. The traders’ association demanded the higher authorities arrest the culprits and recover the stolen cash.

Police have registered a case and have opened investigations.

In a similar incident a few days ago, a man was gunned down during a robbery in Kasur.

Police said Muhammad Saharafat and Muhammad Arshad, residents of Kanway Jhok area, were riding a motorcycle when two robbers intercepted them.

The outlaws deprived the men of their valuables and cash at gunpoint. While the robbers were fleeing, both victims put up resistance and tried to overpower the culprits.

The suspects opened fire on them and fled the scene. As a result, Sharafat suffered a bullet injury that claimed his life, while Arshad remained unhurt.

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