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A businessman, his wife and son were shot dead in an upscale area of Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur on Tuesday night (June 6). Two bike-borne assailants opened fire on Sunil Jaiswal, 60, and his wife Kamini, 55, outside their home in Civil Lines at around 9.30 pm. The couple's son Hrithik Jaiswal, 25, who opened the door upon hearing the gunshots was also shot dead.

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A neighbour who rushed to help Sunil was also shot at by the attackers. Later, the gunmen fled with the cash. Though the neighbour survived the attack, the businessman and his family died on the spot.

Meanwhile, the angry locals alleged that two police constables refused to help while the crime was taking place saying the area was not under their jurisdiction.

The police have not made any arrests yet. While the locals have threatened to shut down the city if the assailants are not arrested in 24-hours, the traders' association has already announced a day-long strike. An official said the assailants were seasoned criminals who seemed to have studied the area beforehand. 

Here's the video of the Sitapur shooting: