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Garment trader shot dead by miscreants in Gurugram

Gurugram: Unidentified assailants on Tuesday night gunned down 50-year-old Sudhir Taneja who was in charge of Baba garments in Sadar Bazaar. Even though attack against traders is not a new challenge for Gururgam police to tackle within a worrying sign for law enforcement officials, the incident occurred at the city's oldest and biggest market.

The main reason for the murder as of now has been pointed burglary as his murders after shooting him dead took away his scooty.

Sources in the police also indicate that the victim at that point of time may be carrying cash that was also taken away by his murderer.

According to law enforcement officials, the incident occurred at around 9:15 pm when 50 -year old was going to his house after closing down his shop.

All of a sudden around three people after a brief struggle with the trader fired gunshots at him resulting in three bullets piercing through his abdomen and shoulders which resulted in him falling unconscious.

He was escorted to the nearby hospital by Samaritans who were moving around the area at that time. Taneja succumbed due to his injuries while getting treated in the hospital.

The law enforcement officials are now trying to retrieve the CCTV images in order to find out the murderers.

"As of now, it is going to be early for us to say that were there normal burglars who are involved in the incident or a strong gang. We are trying to see the CCTV images and we will soon get hold of the culprits," said a senior police official from Gurugram police.

Hundreds of traders at Sadar on Wednesday shoed solidarily with the deceased by not opening their shops. Complaining of law and order, traders have now been stating that not only thefts but now the trader community are being victimised with extortions, kidnappings and even murders.

Most of the traders in the outskirts have also led demonstrations regarding the weak law and order situation in the outskirts. The traders have been demanding that is a need for more police vigilance in the outskirts of the city like Sohna, Pataudi and Badshahpur where the rates of crime against the traders are rising rapidly.

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