KARACHI: A girl was reportedly killed on Friday in exchange of firing between police and robbers in North Karachi, ARY News reported.
An eye-witness, Shahid Niaz Alam said two suspects were robbing Nimrah at Anda Morr, when upon her screaming for help they shot bullets at her.
Police instantly arrived at the scene of the robbery and opened fire on the suspects leaving them injured. Police caught them and brought to Shahrah-e-Noorjehan police station.
While, people rushed the 20-year-old medical student to a nearby hospital in a rickshaw for medical treatment, however she could not survive.
Police officials said according to medico-legal report the girl was shot with a small weapon, while four police officials on this occasion had submachine guns (SMGs). They said shell of the bullet could not be found during post-mortem.
They said one of the robbers was under treatment at intensive care unit of the hospital.
“Condition of the injured robber is critical, therefore his statement could not be recorded,” they added.
Police said eye-witnesses said during the cross firing Nimrah was behind police officials.
While, family members of the victim have sought justice from the authorities blaming police for the killing.
Only forensic report will determine whether the girl was killed from the robbers’ bullets or police firing.
She will be buried in Karachi on Saturday (today).