Robbers strike in UP, cashier killed
Lucknow: A cashier working for a gas agency was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne assailants here in Uttar Pradesh on Monday and Rs 10 lakh cash looted from him, police said.
Shyam Singh, who worked for the Bihari gas agency at an HP Gas outlet, had withdrawn the money from a bank when he was attacked.
Singh was gunned down on the Urdu Academy Road outside the Bank of India premises in Gomtinagar.
The gunmen — one wearing a mask and the other a helmet — then sped off on their bike.
The critically wounded cashier was rushed to the Lohia hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
His wife and two daughters have been informed of the tragedy.
In a similar incident, a cashier of a petrol pump in Amethi was also robbed and shot at.
The robbers snatched Rs 6.5 lakh from Bhagwat Singh while he was crossing the Lodi Baba bridge in Gauriganj. He was to deposit the money in the bank.
The petrol pump belongs to former Minister and BJP leader Jang Bahadur Singh.
The petrol pump employee’s condition is serious, police said. A manhunt is on.
All petrol pump owners in Amethi have called for a shutdown demanding immediate arrests.