4-year-old girl killed in shootout between supermarket’s security guard and robbers
23 Dec 2021
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A four-year-old girl was killed during a robbery at a supermart in Karachi’s on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday.
According to the supermarket’s manager, six armed muggers entered the mart at around 8pm and held all employees hostage at gunpoint. The robbers left the mart after looting Rs78,500, he disclosed.
The robbers opened fire while leaving the supermarket, revealed the manager, adding that the mart's security guard fired at them in response. During the exchange of fire, one of the robbers was injured.
One of the bullets injured four-year-old Harmain, who was passing through the place on a motorcycle with her elder brother.
The wounded girl was rushed to a nearby hospital, however, she could not survive. Her brother demanded justice from the government.
Police have registered a case under the manager's supervision and have launched an investigation into the incident.
Police said they are investigating if the bullet that hit the girl was fired by the security guard or the robbers.
Police arrested the injured suspect and recovered weapons and Rs50,000 from his possession, while the other two dacoits managed to flee.