KARACHI - A cop and an alleged culprit were killed in an encounter here in the remits of Quaidabad police station on Saturday.

Police said during routine snap checking, it signaled a suspect riding a motorbike to stop.

“The culprit tried to flee and resorted to firing to avoid the arrest. Resultantly, Head Constable Altaf Hussain was killed. Police retaliated and killed the culprit. It also recovered a pistol and half kilogram of marijuana,” police said.

Police said that the person killed in the encounter was a drug paddler and was also involved in other criminal activities.

The body of deceased cop was handed over to the family while the body of suspected criminal was shifted to morgue for identification after autopsy at JPMC.