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Bank guard shot dead in robbery attempt in UP

IANS  |  Lucknow 

A security guard was on Wednesday shot dead by unidentified assailants outside a in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh as they tried to loot the cash, police said.

Anil Kumar was unloading outside the Pariyava branch of the State of India, when robbers, trying to rob the trunk, shot him six times from close range.

The robbers had to however flee empty-handed as passersby and bank employees rushed to the spot after hearing the gunshots. The guard was rushed to a community health centre where he was pronounced dead.

Police said they were trying to apprehend the criminals and the area has been sealed. No arrests however have been made so far.



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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 23:12 IST