The CCTV footage of the six suspected dacoits, who were killed in an alleged encounter with police in Lahore’s Iqbal Town area on Saturday, has come to the fore.
According to the footage, the six men entered the house in three couples, with intervals of a few minutes of each other.
The footage shows the first two suspects entering the house with a bucket, posing as painters. A few minutes later, two more can be seen entering the house through its gate. Moments later, the last two can be seen walking towards the house.
House owner Dr Ibad said the suspects asked the house help to open the gate, posing as painters. Later, the alleged robbers held all the family members at gunpoint in the drawing room, he added.
On Saturday, six alleged robbers were killed in an intense exchange of fire with the police in the Iqbal Town area of Lahore.
The six men had broken into the house of a doctor in Iqbal Town's College Block, while one of the residents called the police on its 15 helpline.
The doctor’s daughter, who was present on the upper storey of the house, was reported to have called the police. As the Crimes Investigation Agency force reached the spot, the suspects started firing, police claimed.
The residents of the house, however, all remained safe.
The police claimed it was engaged in an encounter with the alleged dacoits for at least 40 minutes. All the gunned-down robbers were identified, it added, saying they belonged to Khanewal and Vehari and one of them also had a criminal record.
It also claimed that the suspects had conducted a recce before entering Dr Ibad's house, posing as labourers.