Petrol pump salesman shot dead by customer in Pathankot

Pathankot, Jan 12: A 40-year-old petrol pump worker was allegedly shot dead by a customer when he asked the latter to settle his payment dues of Rs 57,000 at Dhaki Saidan village, some 15 km from here.

Umesh Sharma, a native of Bhatoli village in Himachal Pradesh and working as a salesman in a local petrol pump on Pathankot-Jalandhar national highway, was shot dead by one Rupinder Singh on January 9, SHO Gurwinder Singh said.


The entire incident was recorded in a CCTV camera installed at the fuel pump, he said. As per the footage, the accused was showing his .

30 bore pistol to Umesh in the presence of another petrol pump employee, when the victim asked Rupinder to settle his outstanding dues amounting to Rs 57,000. The victim also refused to fill the petrol tank of Rupinder's vehicle, police said.

In a fit of rage, Rupinder, a regular at the petrol pump shot dead the victim, they said. After the crime, Rupinder took out the body from the petrol pump's cabin and dumped it about 150 feet away in nearby bushes and fled from the spot, Singh said.

Rupinder has been arrested in the case, police said, adding that further investigations were on.


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