KARACHI- A sub-inspector on Monday killed a woman and later tried to commit suicide under mysterious circumstances in Malir police precincts.

The incident took place when sub-inspector Haji Khan Muhammad Panwar was going to join his duty at the District Malir Courts but he encountered a woman. After exchange of hot words, he shot the woman first and later also tried to kill himself, said DSP Fakharul Islam.

The woman and the police officers were immediately taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where the woman succumbed to injuries whereas the SI was admitted with critical injuries.

Police suspected the woman killed by the police officer was beggar but the investigators unable to ascertain the actual motive behind the incident. Police also believed that both of them knew each other and there was a dispute between the cop and the woman.

Police said the statement of the injured police officer was important to probe the case and police were waiting to record his statement. No case has been registered.

Separately, a man was found dead from Mujahid Colony, Orangi Town. The victim was later identified as Taimur, 30. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital which was later handed over to the family after autopsy. Police said the victim was abducted and tortured before being killed.

Meanwhile, the law enforcers claimed to have arrested 10 suspects involved in various criminal activities here on Monday.  A gang of robbers was busted during a targeted raid in North Karachi. The arrested suspects were identified as Lareeb aka Kohinor, Basit, Ajmal and Shahrukh. Police said the gang members were involved in snatching and stealing motorcycles from various areas of the city. They also confessed to have snatched and stolen a number of motorcycles from various parts of the City. Weapons were also recovered from their possession.

Separately, a suspect allegedly involved in street crimes was arrested in injured condition after an exchange of fire with the police in Defence Housing Authority. The police encounter took place in Phase-VI in Gizri police precincts. During an exchange of fire, a suspect namely Latif Hanif was arrested in injured condition while his companion was managed to escape under the cover of firing. Police also claimed to have recovered weapons from his possession.

Similarly, another suspect who later identified as Moin, 30, was arrested along with the weapons. His companion was escaped during the encounter with the police in Macchar Colony area. Police officials said the suspects were busy looting the passersby when the encounter took place.

Separately, Aziz Bhatti police also claimed to have arrested a suspect Sumair Ilyas during an encounter that occurred near Hassan Square.

In another raid, three more suspects Amir Hamza, Abdul Wahid and Yousuf were arrested in Rasheedabad area in Khawaja Ajmair Nagri police precincts.