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Salesgirl shot dead by stalker

Gurgaon: A salesgirl working with a Patanjali store in Sector 21 here was shot dead by a stalker.

Police said the deceased, Gunjan Dutt, 18, a resident of Palam Vihar area, was shot late last evening.

She worked as a part time salesgirl in a Patanjali store since last six months.

“She was being stalked by Pawan for last few months. Pawan had been harassing her while on her way to work,” ACP-PRO Gurgaon police, Manish Sehgal told PTI.

Dutt was pursuing her graduation from Delhi University School of Open Learning.

“Police on the complaint of her family members, registered a case of murder against Pawan in Palam Vihar Police Station,” Sehgal said.

Pawan along with his accomplice late on Monday evening fired two rounds on Dutt after she left the shop, and after the crime he fled the spot on a bike.

Dutt was later declared dead at a nearby hospital.

“We are examining the CCTV footage and a manhunt is on to nab Pawan who is still on the run,” the official said.

—PTI