LAHORE: Four dacoits were killed in an encounter with police at early hours of Wednesday morning in Shadman area of the city.
According to police, it received information on an emergency ‘15’ phone call by an area resident that four dacoits broke into a house with intention to rob in Lahore’s posh area of Shadman.
Acting swiftly, police elite force reached the area and cordoned off the entry and exit routes.
According to police officials they made several appeals to bandits, asking them to surrender before police, on which the robbers resorted to firing on police personnel.
In subsequent exchange of fire between the dacoits and policemen, which lasted for two hours, police managed to kill all the dacoits and foiled the robbery bid.
However, the identification of the slain dacoits could not be established immediately.
The dead bodies were shifted to Mayo Hospital of Lahore for autopsy. Police also seized the arms used by the slain dacoits.