A trader shot dead in Assam.

Assam Dhubri: A wholesale trader was shot dead by two attackers at Chowkbazaar in Dhubri district, police reports said.

The attackers stormed into the wholesale grocery shop of 62-year old Jhumurmal Jain and opened fire at his neck and chest. He died on the spot.

The local people coped to catch one attacker recognized as Mohd Islam and handed him over to the police, but the other one managed to run away. The police recovered a pistol from the attacker.

In the meantime, the ALL Assam Bhojpuri Parishad has called Dhubri bandh, whereas another business association has called an indefinite strike in the district from yesterday demanding instant arrest of the other killer. AIUDF, the main opposition party in the state assembly, has complete support to the bandh.

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