Jeweller shot dead in Delhi

February 23rd, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A jeweller was shot dead and robbed of valuables worth lakhs of rupees in the national capital Wednesday, police said.The incident took place at Lal Quarter market in Krishna Nagar of east Delhi.

Gaurav Gambhir, 30, died on the spot, police said.

The victim was in his jewellery shop along with two salesmen when a motorbike stopped outside his showroom.

“Three people went inside the showroom. One of the assailants put a pistol on Gaurav’s forehead and threatened him, while the others started collecting jewellery in a bag,” said a police officer.

When Gambhir resisted, the assailant opened fire. Gaurav was rushed to a private hospital where doctors declared him ‘brought dead’.

“Two bullets hit the victim’s forehead and one on his leg,” said the officer.

Enraged shopkeepers in the area closed down the market and staged a protest against alleged police inaction after the incident.

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