NRG killed by robbers in United States’ South Carolina


VADODARA/ANAND: An NRG, Ashwin Patel, having his roots in Vallabh Vidyanagar town of Anand district, has been shot dead at Blackville in United States’ South Carolina.
Patel, 60, was shot dead at his ‘Corner Stop’, a convenience store located on Solomon Blatt Avenue which is also South Carolina Highway 3, by armed robbers on September 9.
Patel, who was fondly, called ‘Andy’ by his friends and neighbours, was a resident of Izlar Street in Blackville, in the Barnwell County where he was settled since last three decades, sources said.
South Carolina’s law enforcement officials have called the incident a “robbery turned homicide.”
A customer had reported the incident after which the law enforcement officials had reached the small town.
The Blackville police department, sheriff’s office of Barnwell County, South Carolina department of natural resources are involved in the investigation of the incident.
The deceased was the son of professor IMK Patel, a teacher of thermal engineering at Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya (BVM).
In November, two NRGs – Kiran and Chirag Patel – had lost their lives in an armed robbery at the Po Boys, a convenience store in the community of Denmark.