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65-year-old jeweller murdered in Chhattisgarh

Press Trust of India  |  Raigarh 

Unidentified assailants murdered a 65-year-old jeweller at his house in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district and decamped with jewellery and cash, police said. Vijay Agrawal, who runs a jewellery shop in Kharsia town, was found dead at his house in the same area this morning, Kharsia Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Ashok Wadegaonkar said today. As per the preliminary investigation, the incident took place last night when other members of the family were sleeping, said police. In the morning, they informed police after finding Agrawal dead, he said . Prima facie it seems that the assailants entered the house after breaking it's window. Before escaping with jewellery and cash, they strangulated Agrawal to death, the SDOP said. The exact assessment of the value of and jewellery looted from the house is yet to be done, he added. Inspector General of Police (Bilaspur Range) Purushottam Gautam and other senior police officials also visited the spot for inspection. A case has been registered in this connection, the SDOP said.

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First Published: Sun, April 16 2017. 16:13 IST