Family of Vikram Juryal mourns death in Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur (Punjab) [India], Apr. 8 (ANI): The family of Vikram Juryal have mourned his death in his hometown in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district two days after he was shot dead by two armed masked robbers in Washington State.

Juryal, 26, was working in a store at the AM-PM Gas Station in Washington's Yakima City, when two armed masked men robbed the gas station and shot him on Thursday night.

Arun Singh, Vikram's elder brother told ANI, "He went to United States a month back and was working as a clerk at the Gas station.

Arun further said that they have appealed to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj through Twitter to return Vikram's body to India.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj condoled the "tragic death" after she was informed about the incident by the victim's brother through Twitter.

The Village Tehsildar Pragat Singh appealed to the Deputy Commissioner of Hoshiarpur to make arrangements to get Vikram's body back. (ANI)