Man suspected of killing student shot dead by cops

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Police claimed to have gunned down a man suspected of murdering an NED University student during a mugging attempt on December 15 in Karachi. They arrested 10 other suspects, including seven in an injured condition, after encounters in different parts of the city.

According to police, a robber was shot dead during an encounter near the Federal Urdu University in the jurisdiction of the Aziz Bhatti police station. District East SSP Abdur Rahim Sherazi said the police conducted a raid near the Urdu University on a tip-off about the presence of a man involved in the murder of the NED student. He said the suspect opened fire on the police and tried to escape.

The officer said the police retaliated and killed the man after an exchange of fire, adding that his body was taken to a hospital, where he was identified as Jumma Khan, alias Lali. The SSP said that the suspect had been involved in the murder of the student of the NED University, adding that his accomplice had managed to escape under the cover of fire.

He said that a 30-bore pistol was also found on the suspect. He added that the suspect was a resident of the Jamali Goth area. NED student Bilal Nasir’s murder case had been registered at the Mobina Town police station. Nizamuddin, the accomplice of the deceased suspect who was also involved in the incident, had been arrested in an injured condition a day after the incident.

The Addl IGP said police were also deployed in interior Sindh to deal with the devastation caused by floods. He said that during their service, 10 officers and employees of the Sindh police were martyred and 70 were injured.

Regarding the solving of major cases, he said police succeeded in major ones: one of the suspects who killed NED University student Bilal Nasir on December 15 was arrested on December 16 and the other was killed during a police encounter on December 31.

He said the suspects who killed nine-month-old Anabia in Nazimabad on October 8, those who killed two brothers in Gulshan-e-Maymar the same day, and those who killed Zeeshan in front of his children in Gulistan-e-Jauhar on September 1 were also arrested.