Robbers gun down goldsmith

Robbers gun down goldsmith

Shot in the head for resisting robbery

A 20-year-old goldsmith was shot dead by unidentified men for resisting a robbery bid in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh on Tuesday. Police have been unable to identify the culprits who also made away with 700 grams of gold.

Following the incident, dozens of local businessmen staged a protest in the area and outside Karol Bagh police station. Some of them also pelted stones.
Police said they brought the situation quickly under control.

Police have found two CCTV cameras installed outside a jewellery shop just below the building where the robbery-cum-murder took place.

Police said they hope to find some clues about the assailants’ identities based on the footage.
Victim Milind Manjhi was a native of Kolkata. He and four others used to manufacture jewellery for a Kolkata-based jeweller.

They worked and lived in the manufacturing unit on the fourth floor of the building on street nmber 37 of Beadonpura in Karol Bagh.

The murder took place around 10.30 pm on Tuesday while Manjhi and his colleagues were making jewellery.

“Three men suddenly barged into the manufacturing unit and demanded that all the gold be handed over to them. One was armed with a gun while two others carried knives,” a police officer told Deccan Herald.

Manjhi resisted when one of them tried to snatch some gold in his possession. That turned into a scuffle between Manjhi and that robber following which the suspect’s colleague pulled him away.
But even as they were fleeing, one of them pulled out a pistol and shot Manjhi in his forehead. They also took away the gold.

Manjhi was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Police have registered a murder case and begun questioning people, including the surviving employees of the unit.

Local traders protested
The local traders, meanwhile, gathered on street number 37 on Wednesday and protested. They alleged that police have done little despite four robberies since February on that particular street.

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