Indian shot dead in US; Probe underway


Washington: A 26-year-old Indian man was shot dead in Washington on Thursday; External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Saturday morning.

India is coordinating with investigating agencies in the US and a probe is underway after this incident, said Sushma Swaraj.

Notably, Vikram Jaryal was shot dead allegedly by two masked armed robbers at a convenience store of a gas station.

Vikram was from Hoshiarpur district in Punjab. He worked as a clerk at AM-PM Gas Station in Yakima city. He was behind the counter when two people in masks came in and robbed the store. According to police Vikram handed the suspects money, but one of the suspects fired at him.

Meanwhile, local police are looking for two men caught on surveillance camera leaving the store.


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