Businessman shot dead, wife injured in midday street robbery

Businessman shot dead, wife injured in midday street robbery

A 43-year-old businessman on Monday became the latest person gunned down in Georgetown. The man who lived in the Kitty area was shot dead just after 1 0’clock on Monday afternoon on Vlissengen Road just outside the Botanical Gardens while he drove his red Toyota motor car with his wife in the passenger seat.

The dead businessman has been identified as Ashuk Ragghu. His wife suffered a gunshot wound and has been admitted to a city hospital.

According to reports, the man was driving along Vlissengen Road in the direction of Homestretch Avenue when a gunman pulled up alongside him on a motorcycle, shot at him repeatedly then reportedly grabbed a bag that was in the vehicle.

The assailant rode off from the scene. Persons who were in the area at the time said it all happened “very fast”, even as other cars was driving by. ┬áRagghu was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

An investigation has been launched.

18th August 2014

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