Unidentified assailants shoot dead oil trader in Uttar Pradesh

Chandra Prakash Tibdewal left for home on Thursday night when some bike-borne miscreants confronted him and tried to snatch his bag with cash and documents.

Published: 12th May 2017 03:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2017 03:22 PM   |  A+A-


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By Express News Service

LUCKNOW: A prominent oil trader of Gorakhpur was shot dead by some unknown miscreants in Kotwali police station area, chief minister Yogi Adityanath constituency, past midnight on Thursday.

The miscreants also decamped with Rs 20 lakh in the trader’s bag. With a sudden spate in crime, law and order seems to be a big challenge for the BJP government which stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh promising an improvement.

Chandra Prakash Tibdewal (45) an oil trader with his establishment—Shyam  Trading— in Sahebganj locality near Kotwali police station left for home on Thursday night when some bike-borne miscreants confronted him and tried to snatch his bag with cash and documents.

When the trader resisted, the miscreants shot him dead and fled with Rs 20 lakh cash and his daily business documents.

Local residents, alerted by gunshots, found Tibdewal lying in a pool of blood and immediately informed Kotwali police.

Chandra Prakash Tibdewal  was rushed to a hospital but was declared brought dead.

In protest, traders in Gorakhpur decided to keep their shutters down on Friday. “We have demanded the administration to arrest the killers immediately otherwise we will protest,” said Sitaram Jaiswal, convenor, Joint Traders’ Association.

The police administration has said teams have been deployed to nab the accused and vigil has been increased in the district.

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