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Mathura traders' killing: UP jewellers observe day-long strike

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Jewellers across today observed a day-long strike to protest against the recent killing of two traders in Mathura.

Office bearers of Sarrafa Association submitted a memorandum to state minister Shrikant Sharma, demanding adequate security for jewellers in

On May 15, two traders were killed and two others injured during a robbery at jewellery shops at Koyalawali Gali in Mathura.

Vinod Maheshwari, the general secretary of Sarrafa Association said, "Jewellers are virtually sitting ducks for criminals. The incident in Mathura is very sad and two of our brothers were killed. Crime needs to be controlled in the state."

Informing that nearly 7,000 jewellery shops in remained closed as a mark of protest, he said, "Office bearers of the association protested at Lucknow's Gandhi Pratima and handed over the memorandum to Sharma."

Six armed men, who had come on motorbikes, had barged into the jewellery shops in the market in Mathura and opened fire, killing two persons, Vikas and Megh. Two others were injured in the incident, the police had said.

Four police officials were suspended following the incident.

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 18:43 IST