A 61-year-old doctor was shot dead by an unidentified man at his clinic in southwest Delhi on Friday night.
The bullet hit his neck while he was sitting in the clinic where some renovation work was in progress.
Surender Kumar, deputy commissioner of police (southwest), said the crime came to light around 10 pm after some locals heard a gunshot at the clinic of Dr. Balwan Singh Ramawat.
“A police team reached the crime spot and rushed Ranawat to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on admission. A murder case has been registered at the Palam Village police station against unknown person,” said Kumar.
The preliminary probe, Kumar said, suggests that Ramawat was murdered over some personal enmity or monetary dispute. Investigators have learnt that apart from running his clinic from a 10x10 feet room, Ramawat also lent money on interest to needy people.
No CCTV footage was available as no camera was installed at the clinic or in the locality where the crime took place.
“A local resident had seen an unidentified man coming out and running toward the main road after the gunfire. He, however, could not see the suspect’s face,” Kumar said.
Two teams have been formed to probe the case and arrest the assailant.