A middle-aged couple was murdered by four unidentified men in their house at Dasondha Singh Road here today.
Darshan Singh (45), a leading jeweller and his wife Parminder (42) were killed in the wee hours by the men who entered the house by scaling the boundary wall with the intention to commit a robbery.
They tied up the maid servant and forced her to knock at the bedroom of the couple. As soon as the door was opened, the robbers pounced upon the husband-wife and asked for the keys of their jewellery shop at gun point.
In the ensuing scuffle, the two were shot at and attacked with sharp weapons, police said adding both died on the spot.
The robbers later decamped with whatever ornaments and cash they could lay their hands on.
On hearing the cries of the couple, neighbours informed police which arrived immediately and took possession of the bodies.