A young man and a police officer were shot dead by suspected robbers in two separate incidents Karachi’s Korangi area on Wednesday, police said. In the first incident, 24-year-old Qayum Umer, was shot and killed while resisting a robbery near the Ghousia mosque in the locality. The armed pillion riders looted the victim’s cousin at a distance, Korangi Senior Superintendent of Police Sajid Amir Sadozai told media. “He was standing outside his home when he saw the robbers looting his cousin. As Umer raised a hue and cry, the robbers opened fire on him and fled,” the official elaborated, adding that the man suffered a single bullet wound in his chest, which proved fatal. Separately, a police head constable was martyred by suspects in an encounter in Korangi, according to Zaman Town police and rescue services. The police stated that the encounter took place between police officers and the suspects in sector 51-C of Korangi where after an exchange of firing, one policeman, Manzoor Ahmed, 38, was martyred. Providing more details, the DIG said that two policemen – part of the Shaheen Force tasked with tackling street crimes – had indicated two suspects to stop in Zaman Town. “However, they opened fire on the officers and martyred one of them.” Korangi Industrial Area police also said that in another encounter in the area, two robbers were gunned down while two police constables, namely Khan Razik and Sajid, were injured after an exchange of firing. SSP Sadozai said that both injured constables were patrolling the area when they indicated the bike-riding suspects to stop. He added that the suspects then opened fire on the policemen. Meanwhile, the Sindh Police have started a social media campaign, urging citizens to remain vigilant while connecting with strangers on calls via phone or social media platforms such as Facebook to avoid abductions and scams. The campaign is also focused on men who are fooled into befriending women – who are in fact disguised criminals – through voice calls. A public service message released by the Sindh Police urged people to avoid developing friendships and protect themselves from being scammed or abducted. Alerting citizens in its campaign, the provincial police said that if they befriend someone who sounds like a woman on a call and asks to visit Sukkur, Gothki, Shikarpur or Kashmore, they must never do so.