Sushma Swaraj takes note of Indian national shot dead in Washington, says consulate helping family

A 26-year-old Indian man, identified as Vikram Jaryal, was shot dead allegedly by two masked armed robbers at a convenience store of a gas station in Washington, his family said on Friday.

The External Affairs Ministry has taken note of the killing of an Indian national in the United States.

A 26-year-old Indian man, identified as Vikram Jaryal, was shot dead allegedly by two masked armed robbers at a convenience store of a gas station in Washington, his family said on Friday.

Jaryal worked as a clerk at this gas station in Yakima city. He was allegedly robbed before being killed. Jaryal was behind the counter when two masked men barged into the store and robbed it on Thursday.

Police said that even though Jaryal handed the robbers the money they had demanded, one of them fired at him.

He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries later.

SUSHMA CONDOLES DEATH

Condoling the "tragic death", Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has tweeted, "Our consulate is helping the family. Cops are examining the CCTV footage. Investigation into the matter is underway."

She said she was informed about the incident by the victim's brother through twitter seeking her help to bring back the body.

"The victim was able to tell officers what happened when they arrived a few minutes later. But tragically, he died a short while later at the hospital," police was d as saying by the NBC Right Now channel.

Jaryal hailed from Hoshiarpur district in Punjab and had shifted to the US about a month ago, his elder brother told PTI.

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(WITH INPUTS FROM PTI)

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