A report came up to the External Affairs of India that an Indian man was shot dead in Washington. This news was confirmed by the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. A 26-year-old man named Vikram Jaryal was shot dead in Washington on Thursday.
The young man had reached the United States just a week before. He was working at a gas station of a family friend. The Minister said that she received the news of the tragic death of the Indian man in Washington State USA.
On 6th April, two culprits entered the shop at 1:30 am. They snatched the cash from the victim. Then, they shot him in the chest. This resulted in his death. The Minister said that their department is coordinating with the investigation agencies. They have the CCTV footage as well. They are in the process of finalizing the situation.
In another tweet, Sushma Swaraj confirmed that their consulate in San Francisco is helping the family. They are also following up with the local police authorities.
Vikram Jaryal was shot by two masked robbers who are spotted in the CCTV footage. Vikram was from the Hoshiarpur district in Punjab. He used to work as a clerk at a convenience store of a gas station. He was behind the counter when the two robbers came by. They robbed the store. Vikram handed the robbers all the money. But, one of the robbers shot him dead. Vikram was later taken to a local hospital. However, he later succumbed to his injuries.
The police department has confirmed that two men were spotted leaving the store in the CCTV footage. The shooter wore a black hoodie with white patches on its back. The police are now investigating into the case to catch the robbers.
Vikram has narrated some bits of the incident to the police when they arrived. However, he died shortly after that.