Jewellery shop owner robbed at gunpoint in East Burdwan

first_imgKolkata: Two goons allegedly held a jewellery shop owner at gunpoint and snatched his bag on Monday night at Golapbag Mor in East Burdwan. While they were fleeing the spot some youths tried to stop them. Sensing trouble, the miscreants allegedly fired a shot and escaped.According to the shop owner, Samir Kumar Das, on Monday night when he was preparing to leave for home and locking the shop. Two youth with their faces covered in muffler arrived there and one of them allegedly held him at gunpoint. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseDas said: “The youth took bag and told me to keep my mouth shut and go home.” Immediately the duo started the bike and left the place. Meanwhile, some other businessman of the locality, who witnessed the incident, started shouting. Within a few metres some local youths heard the screams and blocked the miscreants’ way. Seeing resistance they tried to speed up but fell down as they lost control and skidded of the road. A local resident was able to nab one of the miscreants. Seeing his aide getting caught, the other goon fired a shot. Terrified local residents released the miscreant and the duo ran away from the spot. The police were immediately informed. Later officers from Burdwan police station reached the spot and seized the bike left behind by the miscreants. Also, a bullet shell was recovered from the spot. Das has lodged a complaint with the Burdwan police station in this regard.last_img read more