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Police claim killing street criminal who shot citizen dead on April 3

By Our Correspondent
April 14, 2024
Police personnel stand alert in Karachi on February 2, 2024. — INP
Police personnel stand alert in Karachi on February 2, 2024. — INP

A suspect allegedly involved in killing a citizen and inflicting injuries on two others was reportedly killed in a police encounter on Saturday. Meanwhile, three members of the ‘Tunda’ gang were arrested after a police encounter in District Central.

Police claimed to have encountered and killed a suspect who had allegedly killed a citizen and injured two other persons in the Bilal Colony area of New Karachi on April 3.

The deceased suspect was identified as Babar Tariq. One pistol and cash were seized from his possession.

Police said the suspect had killed a citizen, Amir, and wounded two others on April 3 when he along with his companion tried to rob some friends sitting outside a house in New Karachi area. During the mugging, they wounded a man, Yasin. As they were trying to flee after snatching mobile phones and cash from the friends, some people tried to catch them, upon which the robbers opened fire, killing one of the citizens, Amir, son of Ibrahim, and wounding another, named Shahid Masih.

Police said the killed suspect was a repeat offender and had been involved in various crimes. Further investigations are under way.

Separately, the District Central Police claimed to have arrested three members of the ‘Tunda’ gang allegedly involved in dozens of cases of street crime.

The arrests were made by the Samanabad police. The suspects were identified as Waqas, Junaid and Khushal Khan.

Police also claimed to have recovered 21 stolen mobile phones, three pistols and cash from their possession.

According to police, the arrested men were street criminals who had been arrested and imprisoned in the past. The suspects reportedly admitted that they had been involved in street crimes in District Central and other parts of the city. They added that they had befriended each other in jail and formed the gang upon release.

Police said they were trying to track down the remaining members of the gang who have been identified as Imran, alias Bengali, Kashif, alias Lyari Wala, Anis, Yousuf and Waleed. Further investigations are under way.