A trader was shot dead and his two brothers injured by two unidentified armed bikers who decamped with their bag containing jewellery,the police said on Thursday.
The incident occurred late on Wednesday night at Gosaiganj area when Munder Gupta (40) and his brothers Rajaram (35) and Munna Lal (45) were returning home after closing their shop.
They were intercepted by two motorcycle-borne men who tried to snatch the bag containing jewellery from Munder. When the brothers resisted,one of the bikers shot at them before escaping with the bag,police said. The three were rushed to a nearby hospital where Munder was declared brought dead. The other two have been referred to the trauma centre at Lucknow in a serious condition,the police said.