Electronics market remains closed to mourn death of shopkeeper in KarachiPakistan
KARACHI: The electronics market in Saddar remained closed on Monday as traders mourned the death of their colleague, who had died while offering resistance to bandits during a robbery attempt on Sunday.
One of the robbers was later lynched by an angry mob while his accomplice was killed during an “encounter” with police.
Investigators found on Monday there was one more robber, who escaped from the crime scene.
Officials said they discovered the identities of the two killed bandits.
“They hailed from Swat and we are trying to find their whereabouts in Karachi,” they said.
Saddar SP Tauqeer Naeem told Dawn that the Preedy police had registered a case of the incident and launched investigation.
The officer said it transpired during the initial probe that the killed suspects’ third accomplice managed to escape from the crime scene but the police were trying to arrest him.
“There was no CCTV camera at the mobile phone shop where the robbery attempt took place which is making our investigation a bit difficult,” he added.
The SP said the deceased robbers had been identified as Awais Mian and Bakhtor Shah.
“We are looking for their relatives in the city to ascertain their criminal record,” he added.
The officer hinted that the robbers might have arrived in the city recently.
Published in Dawn, January 9th, 2018