Four robber-cum-gang rapists gunned down
MULTAN – Four alleged accused involved in a gang rape and robbery were killed in an armed encounter with police on NLC by-pass in wee hours of Saturday, police said.
The shootout took place in the Seetal Mari Police jurisdiction. The killed outlaws were identified as Ajmal, Ashraf, Abdul Malik and Qamar.
Sources said that a police party was taking two accused namely Ajmal and Ashraf for the arrest of the remaining accused when their accomplices opened fire on police vehicle. Police also retaliated and when firing stopped police recovered the bodies of two assailants namely Abdul Malik and Qamar. Police claimed that Ajmal and Ashraf also came under fire from their accomplices and died at the spot. Police shifted the bodies of the killed outlaws to city morgue.
It is to be recalled that five armed robbers had robbed the house of one Zulfiqar and raped his 25 year old wife two days back. The robbers managed to escape after the crime while the woman was shifted to hospital for medical aid.