In a shocking incident, a young man shot himself after shooting a shopkeeper inside his shop in Chutmalpur town of Saharanpur district on Monday morning.

The shopkeeper died on the spot while his attacker died on the way to the hospital. The motive behind the crime is yet to be ascertained.

The assailant has been identified as Kanishka (21), a resident of Roorkee of the neighbouring Uttarakhand while the victim has been identified as Kishanlal (50), who ran a general store in Chutmalpur.

“The police have started an investigation which will lead us to the actual reason which prompted Kanishka to commit this crime and then take his own life,” said SP (Rural) Saharanpur Vidya Niwas Misra.

“The police have sent the bodies for post-mortem and the report will help us in reaching to a conclusion soon,” said Misra.

On Monday morning, Kishanlal opened his shop as usual. Shortly, Kanishka arrived on a motorcycle and purchased a soft drink and mixed something in it before consuming it. Thereafter, he moved inside the shop and shot Kishanlal twice who died on the spot.

After shooting Kishanlal, Kanishka came out of the shop and strolled for some time. Then, he shot himself. He died on the way to the hospital.