Mugger who killed army officer in Karachi shot dead in police encounter

In Local
April 10, 2024



KARACHI:

The alleged prime suspect in the fatal mugging incident involving army officer Major Saad was killed on Tuesday night in an encounter with officers from Karachi’s Baghdadi police station, reported Express News.

The encounter took place within the vicinity of Lyari’s Phool Patti Lane.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Asad Raza subsequently confirmed the deceased individual’s connection to the case involving Major Saad. He was identified as Altaf Bengali and was also said to have a criminal record. He had recently been released on bail.

The police also claimed to have seized weapons from the scene of the confrontation. The body of the deceased suspect was transferred to Jinnah Hospital.

Accomplice’s arrest

The encounter came hours after the SITE A police apprehended the suspect’s accomplice, Usman Mangal.

Read Street-crime upsurge: MQM-P urges action on Karachi security

The accomplice was arrested in a police operation in an injured condition.

The detained suspect had allegedly confessed to the presence of Altaf Bengali during the incident.

The army officer was shot four times during a robbery near SITE B police station on March 31. He was taken to Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital where he remained under treatment for eight days. He passed away on April 8.

He is survived by a widow and two children.

Last week, on April 5, amidst the recent upsurge of street crimes in Karachi, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) lawmaker Taha Ahmed Khan submitted a resolution in the Sindh Assembly seeking compensation for victims of street crimes.

The resolution expressed concern over the rising incidents of street crimes in the metropolis and stated that more than 50 people have lost their lives in such incident since the start of the year.

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