Deadly shootout: Robber shot dead in encounter

Police said the shootout occurred after the robber and two of his accomplices, snatched a motorbike.


Our Correspondent July 28, 2014

BAHAWALPUR:


A robbery suspect was killed on Saturday night in a shootout with police.


Police said the shootout occurred after the robber and two of his accomplices, snatched a motorbike.

Muhammad Danish was riding his motorcycle along with his two friends. They were stopped by three gunmen at the bridge near Chak 165-P. The robbers snatched their bike and fled away. Danish and his friends alerted a police party in the vicinity at the time.

The police patrol spotted them and started shooting at them. The robbers also returned fire. One of the robbers was hit with a bullet and fell from the bike. He was later identified as Manzoor Hussain. Police said he was wanted in several robbery cases. His accomplices escaped.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2014.

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