Armed robbers kill jewellery shop owner in SirahaA group of six shot the jeweller and attacked his wife on Saturday night. The jeweller who was fatally shot succumbed to his injuries on Sunday morning at Saptarishi Hospital in Lahan
An armed group of robbers looted a jewellery shop and attacked its owner, Pradip Mijhar, who later succumbed to his injuries at Saptarishi Hospital on early Sunday morning.
The robbers, a group of six, shot Mijhar on his chest and attacked him and his wife with a khukuri on Saturday night at his shop in Gadhiya Chowk in Lahan Municipality, Siraha, said police.
According to DSP Tapan Kumar Dahal of Area Police Office, Mijhar, had suffered fatal injuries on his chest, head, face and hands. “He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 4:30am on Sunday,” said Dahal.
The group had fled the crime scene with an undisclosed amount of jewellery and cash. The police have taken two suspects from Lahan Municipality into custody for questioning, said Dahal.
The wife of the deceased, Anita Dulal, has also sustained injuries on her right hand and is currently receiving treatment at Saptarishi Hospital.