A sweetmeat trader was murdered by unidentified assailants at his shop here, triggering protests by local traders, the police said today.
Jitendra alias Naatte (36) was sitting in his sweet shop when three men arrived at his shop. After consuming tea, they indiscriminately fired at him and left him injured.
Jitendra was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Angered over the incident, local traders blocked the road, and lifted the blockade only after police arrived at the spot and assured them that action will be initiated.
Superintendent of Police Ravishankar said, "Police teams are conducting raids at different places in the district, and every aspect is being thoroughly investigated. Soon the guilty will be arrested.
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