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Coca Cola employee gunned down in Guwahati


Guwahati : A Coca Cola employee on his way to a bank was gunned down on a busy road in Assam’s main city of Guwahati Tuesday morning, police said, suspecting the involvement of Bodo militants.

A police spokesperson said Keshab Phukan was shot at with small weapons from close range in the crowded R.G. Baruah Road around 11 a.m.

“The Coca Cola employee was on way to the Punjab National Bank to deposit cash when two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle pumped three bullets from a small weapon from very close range,” the police official said.

Phukan was declared brought dead by doctors at a local hospital.

“The gunmen managed to loot the bag containing cash. We are not sure about the amount as investigations are still underway. But it appears to be a clear case of looting by Bodo militants (National Democratic Front of Bodoland),” the official said.

Police said there could be three people involved in the attack.

“It was probably a red coloured motorcycle and the gunmen sped away soon after the crime,” the official said.