KARACHI - A Rangers personnel was martyred and a police officer wounded over resistance during a robbery attempt Monday night in the city’s Landhi 89 locale.

According to details, Rangers official Abdur Rauf and policeman Umar Wahid were going on their motorcycle when armed dacoits stopped them and tried to rob them. The law enforcement agencies personnel offered resistance upon which the dacoits opened fire and critically wounded them.

The Rangers personnel was being moved to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries on the way. The incident, resulted in two gunmen being arrested and their weapons seized, the Rangers spokesperson said.

The spokesperson explained that Rauf was a resident of Landhi and was on a leave before his martyrdom.

Among the arrestees are suspects Imran and Shabbir, the spokesperson added.

Both dacoits were wanted by police in several robbery cases.

Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal took notice of the firing incident and sought an inquiry report from the DIG Police East.