18-year-old Patanjali salesgirl shot dead in Gurgaon market

The accused went to the store and shot the girl at point-blank range as she came out after her working hours.

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An 18-year-old salesgirl, who worked at a Patanjali store, was shot dead by a man in a busy market in Gurgaon, police said on Tuesday.

The girl, identified as Gunjan, worked at the store in Sector 21 in Palam Vihar area.

Assistant commissioner of police Jai Singh said the killing took place late on Monday night.

Pawan Kumar, a resident of Chauma village in Gurgaon, went to the store where Gunjan was employed and shot her at point-blank range as she came out of the store after her working hours.

 The girl was rushed to the nearby Columbia Asia Hospital but she was declared dead by the doctors.

The girl’s father said his daughter was on a few occasions harassed by the 28-year-old Kumar, who hails from Haryana’s Jhajjar.

He said he complained to police regarding the harassment, but police took no action.

Several police teams have been formed and are conducting raids at various places to arrest the accused, police said.

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