Indian student shot dead in Canada
It is not yet clear whether Gupta was shot during a robbery attempt. Police is yet to make an arrest in connection with the case, but say they do not believe it was gang-related. "The victim was working Christmas Day as a good deed to the owners who wished to celebrate Christmas together," said Sgt Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
Gupta sought help at a nearby residence and was taken to hospital. However, he was pronounced dead a short time later, Pound was quoted as saying by the `Vancouver Sun` newspaper. "Although it appears that the victim died from a gunshot wound, the cause of death will ultimately be confirmed through an autopsy," she said.
Gupta`s brother-in-law Nitin Bhutani said his family is in a state of shock since they were informed of the shocking death. Bhutani said Alok, who was studying Master`s in Business Administration at Kwantlen University, was getting "excellent grades" and was close to the top of his class. The family`s main concern is that police arrest Gupta`s murderer, Bhutani told CTV News from Germany. "We want that Alok should get justice and the guy who is at large, who did that, should be put behind bars."