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One killed, four shot in loot incident in Meerut

Meerut: A youth was killed while four others were injured when members of a gang opened fire on them after looting a godown here, leading to tension in the area.

The incident occurred last night when Sushil Verma, who owns a gutka business, along with his son Abhishek (24) and three workers was working in his godown near his house at Sharda road in Brahmpuri area.

Five armed men barged into the godown while two of their accomplices stood outside. The attackers looted the godown at gun point. When Verma and his son resisted their attempt to flee, the gang members opened fire following which Abhishek died on the spot due to a bullet wound in his stomach, according to a police complaint.

Verma and three others were injured and were later admitted to hospital. The attackers escaped after the firing.

Senior Superintendent of Police Ravindra Gaud today said that they are taking help of CCTV footage from the area including the godown to identify the accused.

More than six teams have been constituted by the Crime Branch and the local police to nab the assailants, he said.