In a shocking incident, a businessman was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants in the busy Hatigaon area in Guwahati on Wednesday evening. The victim has been identified as Hemant Chausaria, a grocery store owner.
Chausaria was shot at from point blank range while he was about to return home after downing the shutters of his shop. He was rushed to hospital where he was declared brought dead. Incidentally, the place where the grocery shop owner was shot at was barely 200 meters from the Hatigaon Police station.
A 9 mm cartridge was found near the body. Meanwhile, eight persons have been detained for interrogation in connection with the brutal murder.