Bike snatchers kill infant girl

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A two-year-old girl was shot dead by armed bike snatchers in a Korangi area, police said on 24 Feb 2024. Korangi SHO Amin Solangi said that a man, identified as Hassan, reached home from work on his new motorcycle on 23 Feb 2024 night. When he reached home, three armed men riding a motorbike, who were ostensibly chasing him, emerged there, held him at gunpoint and demanded his two-wheelers.

The SHO said that as he put up resistance, the robbers opened fire and a bullet pierced through the gate and hit Hassan`s daughter, Hurain, who was sitting in the courtyard. The robbers fled with the snatched bike. The wounded infant was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where doctors pronounced her dead on arrival. Police surgeon Summaiya Syed said that the girl sustained a gunshot wound to the chin. The area SHO said that the police registered an FIR on the complaint of the victim family against three unknown men. He said investigators were trying to obtain CCTV footage but there was no camera around the place of the crime. He said geo-fencing was also being carried out to ascertain identity of possible suspects.

Acknowledgement: Published in Dawn News on 25th Feb 2024.
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