RAHIM YAR KHAN-A person was killed by dacoits in Kacha area near Bhong, some 53 kilometers from here on Monday evening.

Garhi Khair-based Jhuk Jam Rasheed was paving the passage for transportation of sugarcane on tractor-trolleys in the Kacha area of Indus river when nine dacoits of a gang arrived there and tried to kidnap him. When Rasheed resisted, the dacoits opened fire on him and escaped to their hideouts. Rasheed succumbed to his injuries near Ahmedpur Lama when he was being shifted to Sheikh Zayed Medical College Hospital.

According to sources, the incident occurred near police check post of Garhi Khair Muhammad Jhuk. Dacoits had also injured a woman and a girl a few days back during two different attempts of kidnapping in the area. Different dacoit gangs are again functional in the Kacha area after the elimination of Chotu gang. Police spokesperson Umar Salim did not confirm, and said that he would comment on the incident after contacting with his high-ups.