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Robbers shoot dead dairy owner in Noida Sector 7B

According to sources, the miscreants shot the businessman on his chest when he resisted the robbery bid. The businessman fell to the ground and held the bag tight. The miscreants then thrashed the man, took his bag and fled the spot.

noida Updated: Sep 16, 2017 22:10 IST
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Locals claim that the victim was carrying Rs8 lakh in the bag and was on his way to deposit it in a bank in Sector 1.
Locals claim that the victim was carrying Rs8 lakh in the bag and was on his way to deposit it in a bank in Sector 1.

A dairy businessman was shot dead in broad daylight by two persons on a bike on Taksal Road in Noida’s Sector 7B on Saturday afternoon. According to eyewitnesses, the duo had attempted to snatch the man’s bag and had opened fire as he resisted the robbery attempt.

According to sources, the miscreants shot the businessman on his chest when he resisted the robbery bid. The businessman fell to the ground and held the bag tight. The miscreants then thrashed the man, took his bag and fled the spot.

Locals claim that the victim was carrying Rs8 lakh in the bag and was on his way to deposit it in a bank in Sector 1.

According to the police, the victim was identified as RK Singh, a resident of New Ashok Nagar, which falls along the Uttar Pradesh and Delhi border.

The police said, “Sixty-year-old Singh was travelling on his motorcycle on Taksal Road in Sector 7B when two persons opened fire at him. Singh received bullet injuries to his chest and collapsed. Onlookers said the duo had tried to snatch a bag from Singh, after which they opened fire at him.”

Singh was immediately rushed to district hospital but was declared dead on arrival, the police said.

“We did not find any bag at the spot. It is possible that the miscreants had taken the bag from him after opening fire at him. Singh runs a dairy business in New Ashok Nagar and used to mainly supply milk. From what we learnt, Singh used to collect money from his clients. It is possible that he was carrying the money in his bag,” said Arun Kumar Singh, the superintendent of police (Noida city).

“His family members have been informed about the incident. They will be in a better position to tell whether he was carrying money in his bag at that point of time,” Singh said.

The police said that based on the statements of his family members, a case will be registered in the matter. Meanwhile, the police is also scanning CCTV cameras installed in the area to establish the identity of the assailants.

The robbers were riding a Passion motorcycle, the police said. The rider was wearing a helmet but the pillion rider’s face was not covered, the police said.

Incidents of attacks on businessmen have increased of late. On Monday, a businessman was shot at near his residence in Noida’s Sector 50. A day later, about 200 members running businesses in the city staged a protest in Sector 50 and slammed the police for having failed in curbing attacks on businessmen in the city.