Indian-origin Gujarati woman dies in US during an attempted robbery

| Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 12:52
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NEW YORK: An Indian-American woman, who worked at a gas station in the US state of South Carolina, was killed during an attempted robbery after she was shot in the face by a gunman.  

According to the reports, Mradulaben Patel, a Gujarati woman, was the co-owner and clerk of a store at gas station in Powdersville and the incident occurred at 10:30 PM on Thursday at the gas station.

The police have asked for help to identify the man who shot her late night, said reports.

“Mradulaben’s friend Dilip Shah said in his statement “I could not make out the reason for shooting as she never had any problem with any costumers.”

A costumer named Michael Wheat, who walked into the store late at night, saw Patel lying on the floor and bleeding all over her head and immediately called the police. 

Authorities are reviewing the video footage which showed the suspect walking into the store, wearing a light-coloured floppy fishing hat, dark pants and a white T-shirt.

The man reportedly bought a pack of cigars and then shot Patel without taking any money and fled away.

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