A notorious robber was killed in a shootout with police here in the wee hours of Sunday. DPO Faisal Rana said that a gang of robbers attacked a police party and fled after freeing their under custody accomplice near Bazida nullah in Okara. The police chased the fleeing robbers and crossfire took place between them. During the shootout, the freed robber Karim alias Karima was killed while his accomplices managed to escape, leaving behind the body of their accomplice. –Staff Reporter

The DPO said the dead body was sent to hospital for autopsy and search has been launched for the arrest of the runaway outlaws.