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Protesters booked for vandalising hospital after three suspects killed in ‘police encounter’

By Aftab Ahmed
March 25, 2024
Sindh police personnel stand at an undisclosed location. — AFP/File
Sindh police personnel stand at an undisclosed location. — AFP/File

Hyderabad: The Jamshoro police reported an encounter with dacoits on Saturday night near Faqirdad Khoso village on the Indus Highway Road, in which three dacoits were killed.

According to a spokesperson for the Jamshoro police, dacoits in a pick-up fired at patrolling policemen. As the police returned fire, three suspects died on the spot. They were identified as Dildar Solangi, Dilbar Majidano and Munwar Mallah.

According to Jamshoro SSP Muhammad Tariq Nawaz, the slain dacoits had criminal record and they had robbed passengers on the Indus and National highways. Earlier, the police had tried to catch the gang but were unsuccessful. The SSP said a total of five suspects were involved in the encounter, three of whom were killed and two others managed to escape by taking advantage of bushes.

However, the heirs of the deceased men negated the police claim. They protested outside the Civil Hospital Hyderabad and said the deceased men were going to the Indus Highway in a pick-up when the police targeted them, killing three of them and the whereabouts of two were still unknown.

According to the Hyderabad police, the protesters blocked the road leading to the Civil Hospital emergency and also vandalised the health facility.

The protesters also attacked a police vehicle, after which the police cleared the road using batons to disperse the protesters. The police have registered a case of vandalism at the Hyderabad Civil Hospital and nominated 17 women, eight men, and some unidentified persons.