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Two jewellers shot dead by armed robbers

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 13:20

Lucknow: Two jewellers were killed and another injured after a gang of robbers fired at them and looted them of their bag of jewellery in Gadwar area here, police said today.

Vinod (40), his brother Munna (32) and nephew Ajit (25) were shot at by the armed robbers, who looted their bag containing jewellery last night at Khadika Crossing, Additional Superintendent of Police Ashok Tripathi said.

Ajit died at the district hospital last night, while Munna succumbed to his injuries this morning at a hospital in Varanasi, Tripathi said.

Vinod`s condition is said to be critical, he added.

Inspector Ramashray Bharati of the Gadwar police station has been suspended with immediate effect for laxity in duty, he said.

The value of the looted jewellery is yet to be ascertained.


First Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 13:20
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