Street justice? A suspected robber in looting a citizen near Power House Chowrangi of Surjani Town was caught and tortured by local residents, whereas, his accomplice managed to flee from the scene. The Karachiites thrashed the criminal whose attempt to snatch the bike and mobile failed
Over the past few months, many cases of mobile snatching and robbery have occurred. Law and order are still not satisfactory in the city of Karachi. It is pertinent to mention here that criminal activities including motorcycle theft and snatching have risen to record levels in the city ever since the COVID-19 pandemic took over.
Every now and then, videos of robbers looting some innocent citizens in broad daylight. Well, this time, it is the other way around as the victim has become a hero after retaliating with the snatcher.
An alleged snatcher has been captured by local residents of the Surjani Town who tortured him. According to a post shared on ‘Halaat Updates, a Facebook group, the two criminal men tried to snatch a mobile, and Suzuki motorcycle bike 110 from a citizen, one man was thrashed by Karachiites badly.
However, turns out that they failed to successfully run away after snatching. While one robber was caught, the other managed to run away. Subsequently, the outrageous crowd tortured the captured the alleged snatcher.
In the video of the incident, the crowd can be seen hitting, and kicking the robber brutally. In fact, his face also seems to be bleeding. Karachiites see no respite from street crimes and robberies as the crime rate is consistently increasing in the metropolis.
Here are a few clicks from the incident
Hopefully, they must have handed him over to the people after teaching him a good lesson. As street justice is no solution but is actually illegal.
The incidences of bike theft have topped the list of street crimes reported in Karachi city this year. Sadly, this is neither the first case and nor will it be the last. The increasing crime rate these days is certainly alarming.
Since the lockdown is currently at ease, such criminal activities have become an everyday activity that needs to stop. Previously, a group of robbers went viral for snatching meat from shops along with the present cash.
This shows the failure of law enforcement agencies. In addition to this, such incidences depict the failure of the state which is also responsible for the violence that takes place when people take law into their own hands.
Why must citizens risk their lives? Why can’t the law enforcement agencies take action against such incidents? Why can’t they provide better security conditions to the masses?
Earlier this year, a bunch of street criminals thrashed an old lady in Karachi during a snatching attempt and the CCTV footage was brutal.
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