Raipur: A 48-year-old businessman and his minor woman employee were found shot dead inside his office here, police said today.

Balram Gupta and his employee Gitika Sahu (17) were murdered at their office in Pankaj Vikram Apartment in Katora Talab area here last night, Raipur Superintendent of Police O P Pal said.

The unidentified assailants first slit their throat and then shot the duo, the SP said.

According to the officer, Gupta, the owner of a detergent manufacturing unit was running his business from the office situated in the apartments, while Gitika resides near the office.

Last night when Gitika did not reach home on time, her mother rushed to her office and found its door open to see Gupta and her daughter lying in a pool of blood.

After she raised an alarm, police reached the spot, he said.

Prima-facie it appears that two or more assailants were present at the spot. They are suspected to be well known to Gupta.

Gitika’s body was found in the kitchen as she was making tea for the visitors at the time of the incident, the SP said.

A case has been registered, he said adding further probe is on.

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