BAHAWALNAGAR - An alleged outlaw was killed by the firing of his accomplices during a shootout with police while his three accomplices managed to escape the scene here on Monday.

The shootout occurred in the limits of Ghumandpur Police. The police said that hardened criminal Azhar alias Azhari was killed by his accomplices when the outlaws were allegedly indulged in crossfire with police. Three outlaws managed to escape the scene, the police claimed. The police said that the killed outlaw had been involved in the killing of ASI Nawaz a couple of days ago. Different police teams have been constituted for the arrest of the fleeing outlaws.