FAISALABAD: A man was shot dead by robbers, who took away his motorcycle on Saturday night in Faisalabad. Two other men were injured in two robberies in the area.
According to police, Akhtar Ali, a resident of Liaqatabad, was riding a bike when robbers intercepted him near Samanabad.
They snatched his bike and shot him when he resisted. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
In another robbery, unidentified gunmen opened fire and seriously injured Orangzaib near Aziz Fatima Hospital and snatched his motorcycle.
In yet another incident, Tanveer Raza was shot and injured by robbers near Ghulam Muhammadabad who took away his motorcycle.
According to police, there were 54 street crimes in Faisalabad and its suburbs during Saturday night and Sunday.
Eighteen motorcycles, cash, jewelry, mobile phones and other valuable items were snatched by robbers.
The robbers forced their way into the houses of Shaukat Ali in Zafar Colony, Usman in Afghanabad and Rizwan in Chak 399-GB and looted cash, golden jewelry, mobile phones and other valuable items on gunpoint.
Robbers also snatched Rs400,000 and mobile phones from Kashif at Millat Road, Rs150,000 and mobile phone from Azhar Jameel at Millat Road, Rs20,000 and mobile phone from Bilal near Allied Mor, golden jewelry and cash from Adeel, Sharif and his sister near Gol Masjid Ghulam Muhammadabad.
The robbers snatched motorcycles from Asif in Kanjwani, from Ali Raza at Canal Road, from Farhan in Chak 223-RB, from Irfan in Chak 68-JB, from Munawwar Hussain near Kashmir Bridge, from Orangzaib near Babar Chowk, from Asif at Satiana Road, from Ammar near D Ground, from Fazal Elahi near Graveyard Mor, from Bilal near Al Fateh Plaza, from Nazir Ali near Tariqabad, from Nasir near Ashrafabad, from Adnan near People’s Colony, from Maratib near Fateh Masjid, from Usman near BC Tower, from Umar at Kotwali Road and from Ali near PIA Office.
The dacoits also snatched a van from Bilal Shabbir near Al Masoom Town and a car from Shafqat Ali near Karkhana Bazaar.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 14th, 2014.