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Suspected robber, passerby killed

Suspected robber, passerby killed

RAWALPINDI: A robbery suspect, caught and beaten up by a mob, was allegedly shot dead along with a citizen by one of his accomplices in the Saddar Barooni police area on Thursday.

The police said someone spotted suspicious people inside the house of Amir Mehmood in the absence of the inmates. They telephoned the house owner and informed him about the incident.

Later, Mr Mehmood along with some of his relatives, including Naveed Ahmed, reached the house. Police said as Naveed tried to enter the house by jumping the compound wall, the burglars tried to escape.

In the meantime, people gathered on the spot caught one of the fleeing suspects and started beating him. On the other hand, two accomplices of the suspect went to the rooftop of the house and opened fire on the people and then escaped.

Some of the residents claimed that the suspected burglar was beaten to death by the enraged citizens.

However, City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Abbasi said the suspect was killed by the firing of his own accomplice. He said a citizen was also killed in the firing.

Published in Dawn, July 24th, 2015

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