KARACHI: Two brothers were shot and injured by robbers near Hassan Square area of Karachi on late Thursday night in what appeared to be a mugging gone wrong, eye witnesses told media.
The injured have been identified as Ismail and Sohail who were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical treatment.
According to eyewitness accounts, the robbers on a motorcycle were chasing the car in which both brothers – Ismail and Sohail – were travelling when it met an accident near Hassan Square before an exchange of fire between the two sides.
The motorists also fired back at the robbers while putting up resistance to the motorbike riding gunmen, after their car met an accident, said an eyewitness.
Police officials have launched an investigation into the actual cause of the firing incident, besides figuring out whether it was a personal enmity or botched robbery attempt.
‘Huge quantity of Gutka seized’
In a separate incident, police seized huge quantity of Gutka stashed in drums during a raid at Awami Colony area of Karachi.
At least 6000 kilogramme of gutka worth Rs15 million recovered during the raid, police said, adding that the gutka was to be supplied across Sindh province.
Moreover, police have launched a search operation in the area against accused involved in manufacturing gutka.