One alleged criminal killed, other injured in encounter

LARKANA: One alleged notorious criminal was killed and other injured in police encounter here late last night. The encounter occurred within the limits of Sachal Colony police station.

Larkana police alleged that two dacoits namely Naveed, son of Bhagal Panhwar, a resident of Madeji, and Abdul Ghaffar, son of Abdul Latif Soomro, d resident of Luhar Colony, Larkana, were on Wagan Road near Sachal Colony with the intention of committing crime. As they saw the police party coming near them, they opened fire which was retaliated by the police. In retaliatory fire, the criminals injured and fell down.

They were rushed to Chandka Medical College Hospital where they were admitted in Trauma Ward under security. Ghaffar Soomro succumbed to injuries later on, hospital sources said. SP Headquarter Masood Bangash told media on Tuesday that the criminals were hardened and involved in several cases of heinous nature including robberies and murder. He said that several cases had been registered against them at various police stations. Further investigation was underway as no FIR has been lodged till filing this report.