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Synonyms for dacoit

a member of an armed gang of robbers

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Police spokesman said the police had received information that five dacoits were looting people at gunpoint near Adda Kappan.
RAWALPINDI: At least two people were wounded when dacoits opened fire during a robbery attempt in a village near Chaklala in the jurisdiction of Airport Police Station in Rawalpindi on Tuesday/Wednesday night.
The wanted dacoit Zulfiqar Brohi and one of his colleague was killed in the gun battle with police," Nazeer Kurd, the DIG Nasirabad Range said, adding that arms and ammunition was also recovered from the possession of the dacoits.
In retaliating firing, one dacoit was killed while his accomplice managed to escape from the scene.
Police recovered a countrymade pistol, live cartridges and a cell phone from the possession of the dacoit.
Karachi: Heavy contingents of police with aerial reinforcement of military helicopters on Thursday took down three dacoits in the thick forests in the riverbed of the Indus in southern Pakistan, police said.
Police also retaliated in the same manner, resultantly, one dacoit was killed on the spot, later identified as Razzaq Badani Jatoi, 45, while his other accomplices managed to escape.
Police registered three cases against the dacoit in 2009, one case in 2010, one more in 2011, five cases in 2012, two cases in 2013, one in 2017 and two cases in the current year.
Later on, the dacoit was shifted to the Civil Hospital, police noted.
In retaliation, the villagers also opened firing as a result of which one of the dacoits was injured while three attempted to escape but the villagers gave them hot chase and overpowered all the four dacoits including the injured dacoit.
New Delhi In an ironical twist of fate, a policeman consented to his daughter Mona marrying a dreaded dacoit Shiv Dutt.
However, due indiscriminate firing by the dacoit, a passerby identified as Adnan of Qadir Colony, passing through street, sustained bullet wounds.
QUETTA -- Police have arrested an alleged dacoit along with his colleagues involved in different cases including murder and dacoits at Fisheries pond area of Nasirabad district on Wednesday.
The police shifted the bodies to the morgue of the Nishtar Hospital and raids were being conducted to arrest escaped dacoit, police said.
Byline: Fancy the morning cuppa with a bandit on the banks of the Chambal River, or dinner with a dreaded dacoit in the jungle?