In a case of triple murder in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur, a trader, his wife and their son were shot dead by unidentified assailants, police said on Wednesday. According to the police, the crime was committed in an apparent robbery attempt.
The incident took place on Tuesday night when food grain trader Suneel Jaiswal (45), his wife Kamini Jaiswal (42) and son Ritik (14) in Civil Lines locality of the city by some persons.
The incident appeared to be that of loot, Superintendent of Police Mrigendra Singh said. Suneel was attacked at his residence. His wife and son were also shot at when they intervened.
All three died on the spot, the SP said. The crime branch is investigating the matter and CCTV footage of the incident could help in nabbing the culprits, he said.
The trader association of the district has given a call for a strike to protest the incident and arrest of those involved in the killing.
(With inputs from PTI)