External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Saturday that she has received a report about a 26-year-old Indian national being shot dead in Washington store robbery that happened on Thursday. The shootout incident resulted in tragic death of Indian named “Vikram Jaryal”, a native of Hoshiarpur district in Punjab.
Mr. Jaryal worked as a clerk in the convenience store of a gas station based in Washington and had reached US only 25 days back. As per the reports, he was behind the counter when two people in masks came in and robbed the store, he handed over the money to suspects however one of them fired at him.
Ms. Sushma further tweeted, “We are coordinating with the investigation agencies. They have got the CCTV footage and are in process of apprehending the culprits. Our consulate in San Francisco is helping the family and following this up with the Police authorities. “