Indian shot dead by miscreants in Washington, Sushma Swaraj says following up with police

The Indian national, Vikram Jaryal, hailed from Hoshiarpur district in Punjab.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: April 8, 2017 12:57 pm
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Saturday confirmed the death of an Indian national in Washington State in the United States who was shot dead by two armed miscreants. Vikram Jaryal, 26, was working at the gas station of a family friend when two armed miscreants entered the shop at 1:30 am in the night, snatched cash from him and one of them shot him on his chest resulting in his death, Swaraj said in multiple tweets.

Punjab: Family of Vikram Jaryal mourns his death in his hometown Hoshiarpur. Jariyal was shot dead in USA’s Washington State.

The foreign minister said the ministry is coordinating with investigative agencies who have got CCTV footage and are in the process of apprehending the suspects. The Indian consulate in San Francisco is in touch with Jaryal’s family and is additionally following up with the local police.

Punjab: Family of Vikram Jaryal mourns his death in his hometown Hoshiarpur. Jariyal was shot dead in USA’s Washington State.

 

Press Trust of India reported that Jaryal, who hailed from Hoshiarpur district in Punjab, was working at a store at the AM-PM gas station in Yakima City when he was shot by the robbers.

“The victim was able to tell officers what happened when they arrived a few minutes later; but tragically, he died a short time later at the hospital,” police was quoted saying by the NBC Right Now channel.

Jaryal had come to the US just 25 days ago.

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