A police constable was martyred and another seriously wounded during an encounter with criminals in the Akhtar Colony area of Karachi on Sunday.
According to initial investigations, the encounter took place near the Defence Morr traffic signal when two policemen of the Shaheen Force on a motorcycle attempted to intercept three suspects riding a motorcycle, upon which, the suspects tried to flee under the cover of fire.
The cops, however, continued to chase the suspects and returned fire, which injured one of the suspects. This prompted the suspects to again fire at the cops, as a result of which both the policemen on the motorcycle were seriously wounded, one of whom later succumbed to his injuries.
The suspects left their motorcycle behind and snatching another motorcycle from a citizen, Ali Gul, on which they fled the scene. The deceased cop has been identified as 25-year-old Adnan and the injured as police constable Azhar, 22, son of Malik Asghar.
The body and the injured were taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where senior police officials paid a visit to inquire about the incident. No case had been registered till this story was filed in the late hours of Sunday.