A suspected criminal was killed while his three accomplices managed to escape after exchange of fire with police here on Saturday.

The police approached the four-member robber gang which was fleeing after snatching motorcycle, mobile, cash and other valuables from citizens. Upon sight of the police, they started firing at the police party and tried to escape.

In retaliatory firing, an alleged criminal identified as Hassan was killed while his three cohorts managed to flee. The accused killed in the fire exchange was wanted by police in murder of an Elite Force personnel besides several others cases.

The police also recovered arms from the possession of the killed robber and shifted the body to a hospital for postmortem.