LAHORE: Enraged merchants allegedly lynched three suspected robbers in retaliation for the killing of a dealer over resistance in Gulgasht Colony, Multan, on Monday afternoon.
4 robbers barged into Ahmad Raza Jewellers in Gardezi Market within the afternoon and tried to grab money and jewelry. They opened hearth when the jeweller and his workers put up resistance. Dealer Aliyan (19) sustained a bullet wound and died on the spot.
In the meantime, the close by shopkeepers rushed to the spot after listening to the gunshots and tried to overpower the suspects who once more opened hearth, leaving two different shopkeepers Asif and Shoaib injured.
Nonetheless, the merchants and their staff managed to seize the 4 robbers. They tied their arms at their backs and subjected them to extreme torture by kicks, fists and golf equipment. Three robbers died on the spot whereas the fourth was rescued by police.
The injured robber and two merchants had been shifted to Nishtar Hospital for therapy the place they had been mentioned to be steady.
Police additionally shifted the our bodies of the robbers to the morgue for post-mortem. The deceased had been recognized as Bilal, Liaqat and Ehsan and the injured as Tanvir Abbas.
The movies circulating on social media confirmed the mob beating the robbers mendacity unconscious on the highway. Police may be seen taking away a robber in a automobile whereas the mob was attempting to grab him.
The merchants had been additionally seen commenting [in the videos] that they’d succeeded in lynching three robbers whereas police had snatched the fourth one.
In the meantime, merchants of the Gulgasht Colony gathered on Bosan Highway and launched a protest towards the police for failing to keep up regulation and order within the metropolis.
They mentioned the robbers had been persevering with with their looting spree within the metropolis in broad daylight and police appeared helpless.
The police file confirmed that the suspects had been concerned in a number of theft circumstances registered towards them in several police stations of the town.
Multan Metropolis Police Officer (CPO) Mansoor ul Haq Rana instructed Daybreak that the mob had crushed the robbers to loss of life and so they had been conducting the investigation.
He mentioned three of the robbers had died when the police approached the scene and so they managed to rescue the fourth one, who suffered accidents and was shifted to hospital for therapy.
To a query about rumours of killing robbers in an encounter, the CPO mentioned the merchants had overpowered the robbers and lynched three of them.
Replying to a different question about registration of a case towards the mob for taking regulation into their arms, he mentioned the robbers had shot lifeless a salesman and injured two others and their response was in retaliation.
He mentioned police would register the case of theft and examine the killing of the robbers by the gang.
Printed in Daybreak, March twenty eighth, 2023