KARACHI: A private security guard was shot dead and another injured when they tried to foil an armed robbery bid at a house on main Khayaban-e-Saadi in Defence Housing Authority on Wednesday afternoon. A neighbour told The Express Tribune that the incident set off alarm bells in the area, where a number of houses have security systems installed. “I saw vehicles of a security company in the area flanked by the police, and found out that the guards of my neighbours had been shot while trying to foil a robbery attempt,” he said. The incident has sent a shiver down the spines of the residents. “How can the criminals dare to break into a house which is protected by guards? I have directed my gatekeeper to not open the door for anyone before checking their identification,” said the resident. An FIR has been registered at the Gizri police station. The police, however, were not available for comments.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 5th, 2013.