CHINIOT-Two dacoits were allegedly shot dead in a shootout with the police while their accomplices gunned down two persons whose tip-off led to the shooting. According to police, two dacoits later identified as Idrees and Deewan barged into the house of Shafi and Rab Nawaz, resident of Jani Shah village in Tehsil Lalian when they were asleep. The bandits held them at gunpoint and made off with cash and jewellery. Both Shafee and Nawaz informed the Lalian police soon after dacoity at which the police started chasing the dacoits. The intercepted the dacoits in forests of Chak Bahadur Sarkar on Sargodha Road. However, the dacoits started indiscriminate firing on the police which they retaliated and a shootout ensued that last for quite some time. As a result, both the dacoits were killed.Following the shootout, when accomplices of the killed dacoits heard about their deaths, four of them headed by Mohsin went village Jani Shah and shot dead Shafee and Rab Nawaz to avenge the killing of their accomplices by the police. The police have registered a case and started investigation.