THARPARKAR: Two Hindu businessmen were shot and killed while resisting a robbery attempt at their shop in Mithi, Tharparkar on Friday.
According to the local police, the victims, identified as Dileep Kumar and Chandar Maheshwari, were brothers.
Robbers riding a bike struck at their shop in the grain market in Mithi early Friday morning and tried to snatch cash from them, according to a police official.
When the two brothers put up resistance, the robbers opened fire at them. As a result, they suffered fatal bullet wounds and died before they could be transported to a hospital for medical treatment.
The killings outraged the local traders, who shut their business and took to the street to protest against the incident.
A large number of people blocked almost all main roads of the city, disrupting vehicular movement on the roads.
Local Police officials said they were making efforts to arrest the culprits of dual murder.