Nashik (Maharashtra): A Keralite staffer was killed and three others were injured when five gangsters carried out an armed robbery in Muthoot Finance office here on Friday. The deceased was identified as Mavelikkara native Saji Samuel.
The incident took place around 11.30 am on Friday. The five masked robbers barged into the company's office in Untwadi area and opened fire to scare the staffers and customers.
There were five staffers and eight customers in office at the time. The robbers forcefully took mobile phones from everyone. While trying to steal money, one of the staff switched on the safety alarm following which the robbers shot five rounds at the staffers. They grabbed a large amount of cash and decamped, Deputy Commissioner of Police Laxmikant Patil told reporters.
Saju Samuel was the computer engineer at the office. He died on spot. Branch Manager C B Deshpande (64), another staff Kailash Jain (25) and one more person were injured.
The body of the deceased has been kept at the Civil Hospital in Nashik.