Three dacoits were shot dead during an alleged shootout with police in Toba Tek Singh on Monday.
According to police, three muggers were intercepted in the limits of Rajana Police when they were looting the residents. During an exchange of fire, all three dacoits died on the spot.
The police added that the dacoits were killed in the firing of their accomplices. The police also recovered weapons, cellphones and snatched motorbike from the killed muggers.
The cops have started an investigation into the matter in light of the evidence collected from the crime scene.
In a separate police encounter, last year, a 22-year-old girl was killed after being hit by a bullet during an encounter between Dolphin Force personnel and muggers in Lahore.
The police encounter took place at the Wahdat Colony area in Lahore after the Dolphin Force personnel had intercepted three muggers and arrested them after a brief exchange of fire.