Alleged dacoit killed in police encounter

KARACHI: Karachi police claimed to have killed a dacoit after an encounter at Mauripur area on Thursday.

According to police sources, a dacoit was busy committing robbery from a citizen within the jurisdiction of Kalri police station when a police party reached the scene. Seeing police, the unidentified dacoit, aged about 25, opened fire on police. The police retaliated fire in which the dacoit was killed on the spot. A citizen, Mohammad Saleem, aged around 55, was injured in the crossfire.

Police recovered a pistol and some rounds from the bandit’s possession. The body and injured were brought to Civil Hospital Karachi for an autopsy and treatment, respectively.

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