A gold entrepreneur was shot dead in Siraha last night. Pradip Biswakarma,38, a resident of Lahan municipality-22 was shot dead allegedly by looters who had come to loot his shop.
Pradip's wife Amrita Biswakarma was injured in the incident that took place at around mid-night, police said. She is undergoing treatment at Saptarishi hospital in Lahan.
The Biswakarma couple was reportedly shot at after trying to stop the looters, who had barged into the shop by breaking off the door, Deputy Superintendent of Police at Area Police Office, Tapan Kumar Dahal said. The shop is based in the house of Kanhaya Gupta.
A police team that reached the site immediately after being informed arrested two people as they were about to flee. Ram Krishna Chaudhary and Suresh Kumar Sahani, residents of ward no. 7 in the same municipality were arrested. Further investigation into the incident is underway.
Source: National News Agency Nepal