A dacoit was killed and a policeman was seriously injured during a police encounter in Model Colony area of Karachi.
According to SSP Korangi Shahjahan Khan, three dacoits in a car near Gol Ground in Model Colony entered a house for looting, then a resident of the house in front reported the dacoits to the police at 15.
Police reached the spot, cordoned off the house and confronted the accused. Meanwhile, a contingent of Model Colony police station also reached the spot.
The robbers tried to flee in a car, but in the exchange of fire, one of the robbers was shot dead in the car, after which two robbers left the car and fled.
Policeman Farhan, who is undergoing treatment in ICU, was injured in the firing.
The accused fled leaving behind fake jewelery, more than Rs 3 lakh, arms and car during the robbery.
One of the three pistols found by the robbers was a fake while the dead robber could not be identified.