BAHAWALPUR - A dacoit injured during an aborted robbery at a local bank branch died in police custody due to sheer negligence and non-provision of medical treatment, The Nation learnt reliably.
It all happened during a dacoity bid at MCB Ghala Mandi Branch at around 12:30 when three armed bandits entered the bank. Meanwhile, the security guards opened fire on the dacoits who were engaged in catching a person on the bank premises. However, the accused retaliated during which one of the bank’s guards namely Manzoor Ahmed received bullet. While one of the bandits sustained bullet injuries and two other fled the scene.
Meanwhile, the police and Rescue 1122 reached the spot. Reportedly, no amount has been looted during the aborted robbery. According to DMS/Incharge, Emergency, BVH, Dr Aziz, the accused had died before reaching hospital and the dead body was sent to the morgue for autopsy.
It is quite surprising that no FIR of the incident has been registered till filing of the report as the bank officials have not yet persuaded the case due to some banking laws/rules.
The accounts of the Bank Manager (Operations) Abbas, police officials including, DSP Arif Rasheed, the Civil Lines Police SHO Rana Shafique and others, besides Rescue 1122 about the entire scene has given the incident a mysterious look which allowed two accused to flee away from the scene.
All the quarters concerned are engaged in shifting blame each other and nobody is ready to take responsibility for the negligence that caused the death of human being who cloud have been save through provision of prompt treatment.
Poet-cum-writer passes away: Prominent poet, writer and researcher Zahoor Ahmed Mashkoor died after protracted illness here on Friday. He was 88-year-old. The literary work of Zahoor Ahmed Mashkoor was highly appreciated in Thal. The office-bearers of press club included Summer Sultan, Ghulam Gilani Wadhal, Raja Noor Ilahi Atif, Mehr Zarar Ahmad, Ghulam Shabbir, Muhammad Mumtaz, Advocate Malik Sajjad Hussain Sithar and Atta Muhammad Abbasi expressed their profound grief and sorrow on his death.
They offered condolences to the bereaved family. They also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.