Trying to rob two Amritsar men of a bag, a duo shot dead a 35-year-old and injured the other near Jandiala on the national highway on Friday morning.
The deceased has been identified as Raj Kumar. Kuldeep Kumar and he were on their way to Rayya from Jandiala Guru around 11am, when the two bike-borne robbers approached their motorcycle from the rear. The accused made them stop their vehicle and told them to hand over their bag.
As Raj and Kuldeep seemed reluctant, the accused shot at them with a pistol. One of the two bullets hit Raj in his head, leading to his immediate death, while the other grazed Kuldeep’s neck.
“We work with a private finance company, and it is our job to collect instalments. The bag that the accused took away contained no money, but only receipts,” an injured Kuldeep told HT.
Deputy inspector general of police (DIG), border range, AK Mittal and senior superintendent of police (SSP), Amritsar (rural), Harkamal Preet Singh Khakh reached the spot soon after the incident. After alerting the highway police, cops are looking for clues to the accused by screening closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of nearby toll plazas.
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Jandiala, Ravinder Pal Singh said: “We have dispatched police parties and efforts are on to scan CCTV footage to nab the accused.” Meanwhile, a case of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered.