BAHAWALPUR

An abducted landlord was recovered while an alleged kidnapper was killed in a police shootout.

Shafiq Ahmad, a resident of Moza Hasuwala, Rahim Yar Khan, was abducted near Neel Garh by four unknown persons for Rs500,000 ransom. However, the victim started making hue and cry which attracted the nearby people’s attention. They started following the accused and also informed the police on which heavy police followed them.

When criminals saw police approaching towards them, they started firing on the police and in response the police also retaliated.

The crossfire continued for a few minutes killing one of the suspects. Police also recovered the abducted landlord. The police shifted the body to a hospital for postmortem.