FAISALABAD (INP): The citizens overpowered three dacoits during a robbery attempt and shot them dead after subjected them to brutal torture here on Monday.

Police said that three robbers during a dacoity attempt in Dhanola area of Faisalabad were caught by the citizens.

A large number of people gathered at the scene and they gave sound thrash to the nabbed accused. One among the affectees opened fire at robbers killing all of the three on the spot.

Police later reached the scene and shifted the bodies to hospital for medico-legal formalities.

Police have also registered a case against the people involved in taking the law in hands.