An alleged highwayman was shot dead while two others his accomplices ran away from the site in an exchange of firing with Safdar Abad police here on Wednesday.
Three highway robbers after setting up a picket on Safdar Abad Road near Mudyala stop were looting the commuters. Meanwhile, one Nisar Ahmad along with his family members were also robbed. The police after being received information reached the scene and surrounded the robbers. In an exchange of firing, one of the robber died on the spot while two other succeeded to flee. The identity of the dead highway robber could not so far be ascertained.