Shah Sawar, the alleged murderer of Edwards College student Hasan Tariq, was taken into custody in connection with the murder case but died during a shootout. According to police reports, a raid was carried out to apprehend other suspects after Shah Sawar disclosed their hideout.
As the raid unfolded, the accused individuals opened fire upon spotting the police team. In response, the police returned fire. During the exchange, Shah Sawar was struck by bullets from his co-accused and died at the scene.
The police further revealed that an officer was shot twice during the crossfire, though he survived due to wearing a bulletproof vest.
SSP Operations Kashif Aftab Abbasi noted that the police vehicle was also struck by multiple bullets during the confrontation. The assailants managed to escape, taking advantage of the cover of night and the densely populated area.
Shah Sawar’s body was transferred to a hospital for a post-mortem examination. A significant police presence was deployed to the area, initiating an extensive search operation.
Recalling the incident, Hasan Tariq, an Edwards College student, was fatally shot by bandits in Peshawar a few days earlier. Tariq was returning home in a rickshaw after college when unknown motorcyclists stopped the rickshaw at gunpoint, attempting to steal his mobile phone. When Tariq resisted, the bandits shot him. He succumbed to his injuries while en route to the hospital.