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Indian student shot dead at grocery store in US

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Filed on November 16, 2017
Indian student shot dead at grocery store in US

(alamy.com)

The 21-year-old was on duty at a grocery store when four armed robbers barged in to loot

A 21-year-old Indian student has been shot dead allegedly by four armed robbers, including an Indian-origin man, at a grocery store in California, according to a media report.

Dharampreet Singh Jasser was on duty at a grocery store next to a gas station in Fresno city in California on Tuesday night when four armed robbers, including an Indian-origin man, barged in to loot the store, local daily Fresnobeereported.

Jasser reportedly hid behind the cash counter but was shot by one of the four robbers while they were leaving the service station after looting cash and goods, the report said.

The incident was reported to the police on Wednesday when a customer who had stopped by to buy some goods, discovered Jasser's body on the floor.

Hailing from Punjab, Jasser was an accounting student and had gone to the U.S. around three years ago on a student visa.

Police has arrested 22-year-old Athwal, an Indian-origin man, who is believed to be one of the four suspects. He has been charged with murder and robbery.

"Dharampreet was a completely innocent victim, just doing his job, when he was senselessly killed during this robbery," Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney said

Detectives continue to search for other suspects and any further information related to this case, the Sheriff's Office said.





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