New Delhi: A cashier and a security guard of a toll plaza were today shot dead by two assailants in a suspected robbery bid in southeast Delhi's Badarpur area, police said.
The bike-borne assailants opened fire at cashier Manmohan Singh Sharma (60) and guard Mahipal (50) in the wee hours at staff quarter near the toll collection centre in Badarpur. Both were rushed to a hospital where they succumbed to injuries, police said.
Preliminary investigation indicates that it was a case of "robbery gone wrong". The two employees were custodians of around Rs 2.50 crore cash collected at the toll plaza over a period, police said. However, the investigators are also probing the angle of personal rivalry.
It also appears that the assailant duo took with them a laptop bag. A team has been constituted to track them down, police said.
During the firing, the locals raised an alarm and the police were informed. Senior officials of the district also visited the spot, they said.
A case of murder has been registered and investigation is underway, police added.