FAISALABAD: A robber was killed on Wednesday and three others were arrested red handed, police said. Rodala police says that the man was mistakenly shot by his accomplices while the four of them were trying to flee after a robbery. SSP Operations Sadiq Ali Dogar said that four armed men broke into the dera of Akbar Bhatti in Chak 375-GB. When Bhatti’s workers showed resistance, they started indiscriminate firing, injuring their own accomplice. The three men then fled the scene and were seen by a police team. The SSP said that a police team supervised by Jaranwala SP Nasir Sial and Rodala Road SHO Tahir Manj chased the three men and arrested them an hour later. The robber who died was later identified as Abid, a resident of Rajoka. Those arrested were identified as Nasir, Mumtaz and Ejaz.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2012.