Multan: Dacoit killed, constable injured

MULTAN: A dacoit was killed and a police constable sustained bullet injuries during an encounter with police here at mauza Shujaatpur late Thursday night.

According to police sources, acting on a tip off, a police party of City Jalalpur conducted raid at mauza Shujaatpur to apprehend dacoit Mustafa alias Musta and his accomplices.

As the police reached the spot, the accused opened fire on police party.A constable Iqbal sustained bullet injuries and was shifted to Nishtar Hospital Multan.

The dacoit Mustafa alias Musta was also injured by the firing of police.He was shifted to the Civil Hospital Jalalpur where he succumbed to injuries.His body was shifted to Nishtar
Hospital for autopsy.

Other three dacoits-Abbas, Sajjid Mehmood and Bhagla Baloch managed to escape from the scene.

Police said the outlaws were wanted in several cases of dacoity and robberies.