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Robbery attempt at petrol pump, two killed

Two persons were killed as three men opened fire during a robbery bid at a petrol pump near here, police said.

The incident took place yesterday night at Guru Nanak Petro Mall near village Chamarheri Toll Plaza on the main Patiala-Rajpura road, SP Harwinder Singh Virk said.

He said the three men armed with pistols came on a motorcycle and demanded money from employees of the pump.

As the employees refused to hand over the money, the accused shot a man identified as Kuldeep Singh, who was having tea with petrol pump employees.

Another persons Davinder Singh tried to capture them but they also shot at him and fled on a motorcycle. Both victims later died in a hospital, police said.

A case has been registered and investigations were underway, the police officer said.

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