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ALLAHABAD: Two persons, including an army jawan, were shot dead by a group of five assailants near COD Gate under Naini police station limits on Thursday. Police investigation has revealed that the assailants, who were on two motorcycles, had an altercation with the two victims near COD Gate over the issue of playing Holi. The scene took an ugly turn when the assailants shot them dead by a 0.315 bore countrymade pistol.  Following the incident, the locals chased the assailants and caught one of them. The locals also set the two-wheeler of one of the accused on fire.

Naini police station inspector told TOI that the deceased were identified as Chandan (21) and Rahul (22), both residents of Chakrana.

He added that Chandan, an army jawan, was posted at Leh and had come to his native town on a leave. Rahul was pursuing his BSc from a city-based college.

The inspector added that the assailants were roaming on two motor cycles and were in an inebriated condition. They were seen roaming near COD Road where they had an altercation with Chandan and Rahul over the issue of playing Holi.

Police said that Chandan and Rahul were going to meet one of their friends and they were intercepted by these assailants.

When the duo resisted, one of the assailants, identified as Roop Chandra alias Mohit Yadav, a resident of Naini, and one of his accomplices, took out their 0.315 bore countrymade pistol and shot Chandan and Rahul dead.

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