Patna, Nov 24 (IANS) A jewellery trader from Amritsar in Punjab died and his companion received injuries as unidentified criminals on Friday night opened fire at them in Bihar's Chhapra town, the district headquarters of Saran district, police said.
The injured jewellery trader has been admitted to the Chhapra Sadar Hospital.
According to a police officer, the two traders were returning on a rickshaw after selling their gold and jewellery and collecting cash when motorcycle-borne criminals stopped them near the bus stand in Bhagwan Bazar area of Chhapra. They shot dead Sarvajit Singh and seriously injured Avar Singh.
Saran Superintendent of Police Harikishore Rai said the police had started investigation into the killing of the jewellery trader.
According to Sub-Divisional Police Officer Ajay Kumar Singh, the criminals looted Rs 2 lakh cash and over 500 gram gold from them.
This incident comes two days after a businessman was shot dead in Patna and son of another trader was killed in Hajipur of Vaishali district. Patna businessmen had on Thursday downed their shutters in protest against the killing.