Gold trader shot dead

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SARLAHI — A gold trader has been shot dead by unidentified persons on Tuesday.

Sunil Saha, 27, was shot at by the unidentified group when he was on his way home to Pipariya, Kabilasi rural municipality-3 after closing his shop at Pidari in Haripur Municipality.

Saha was travelling on his motorcycle when a gang of three or four persons, who were waiting for him, stopped him on the way and tried to rob him of cash, gold and silver he was carrying, the victim’s father, Nagendra Saha, who was pillion riding with his son, said. The incident happened at around 7 pm.

Police said the assailants fired a shot underneath Sunil’s jaw and made off with cash, gold and silver inside a bag which the Saha senior was carrying.

Sunil Saha who was critically injured in the shooting incident was taken to Sarlahi District Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead upon arrival. Police are searching for the assailants. RSS