Two shot dead in Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur, Punjab: Two petrol pump employees were killed while another was seriously injured when six robbers opened fire at them in Varsola village near Gurdaspur after they refused to hand over cash, police said today.

Police have launched a hunt for the six assailants after registering an FIR. SHO Gulzar Singh said the six robbers arrived at the petrol pump at 7.30 PM last night and started making inquiries about the owner.

The robbers opened fire at the workers after they refused to hand over cash, police said.

The exact amount taken away was immediately not known, they said. The two deceased pump employees were identified as Manohar Singh and Vinod Singh and injured as Vinay Singh.

All three belonged to Shahpur Kandi village in Pathankot district.