CHAK JHUMRA : On Saturday evening, an alleged encounter between the police and six motorcyclists on Jhang Road resulted in the death of three suspected robbers and injuries to others.
The incident occurred when robbers stole cash and mobile phones from Arslan Ali, Rasheed and Aslam before fleeing towards Pansira.
The police claimed they blocked the robbers’ escape route, prompting them to open fire on police personnel, which led to the exchange of gunfire.
During the encounter, Head Constable Zawar Hussain suffered a gunshot wound, but his bulletproof jacket saved him from serious injury. Local residents also gathered on the spot.
The police claimed that they had seized three pistols, Rs22,300, 11 mobile phones and fake identity cards from the possession of the suspects.
The injured suspects were taken to the Allied Hospital, where they died of their injuries. Police registered a case against the suspected robbers who escaped after the encounter.
Officials said they had launched a hunt for the suspects. The bodies were handed over to the families of the deceased following the postmortem examination.
This encounter took place a day after another “robber” was killed in an alleged encounter with the police, in which a Dolphin constable and two civilians were injured.
The Dolphin personnel had blockaded TNT Colony for the search of the accused, who had allegedly snatched Rs35,000 in cash, an identity card, a wristwatch, and a mobile phone from a citizen.