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18-Year-Old Patanjali Store Salesgirl Shot Dead By Man In A Gurugram Market

Apparently the accused had harassed her before. 

28/03/2017 7:14 PM IST | Updated 28/03/2017 7:23 PM IST
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GURUGRAM -- An 18-year-old salesgirl was shot dead by a man in a busy market here, the city police said on Tuesday.

The girl, identified as Gunjan, worked at a Patanjali store at an upscale Sector 21 market in Palm Vihar area here.

Talking to media, Assistant Commissioner of Police Jai Singh said the killing took place late on Monday night. Pawan Kumar, a resident of Chauma village in Gurugram district, went to the store where Gunjan was employed and shot her at point-blank range as she came out of the store after her working hours.

The fatally shot girl was rushed to nearby Columbia Asia Hospital but she was declared dead by the doctors.

The girl's father said that his daughter was on a few occasions harassed by the 28-year-old Kumar, who hails from Haryana's Jhajjar.

He added that he complained to the police regarding the harassment, but the police took no action.

Several police teams have been formed and are conducting raids at various places to arrest the accused, the Assistant Commissioner of Police said.

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