Street crimes surge as 2 more shot dead by muggers


There seems to be no let-up in the new wave of street crime in Karachi as two more people lost their lives and as many others were wounded for resisting mugging bids in the city.

Eight people have so far been killed and 30 others wounded in the city during the just first two weeks of the ongoing year. On Friday, a security guard was killed and a cashier wounded over offering resistance during an attempted mugging at a fuel station on the Super Highway.

In another firing incident, a labourer was killed and another man wounded in the Ahsanabad area.A gang of six armed robbers arrived on three motorcycles at a fuel pump located on the Super Highway just opposite to the Gulshan-e-Maymar turning within the limits of the Sacchal police station in order to rob a cashier present there.

As the robbers came, the cashier and a security guard offered resistance, prompting the criminals to open fire on them, which seriously injured the two men. The suspects managed to escape the scene.The victims were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where the security guard, 35-year-old Sultan Siddiq, succumbed to his injuries and the cashier.


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