A jilted lover allegedly shot dead a retired professor in the wee hours on Wednesday and left his middle-aged wife seriously injured after attacking her with a knife near Manewada in Nagpur, police said.
The incident took place in Shrikrishna Nagar in the South city area at around 1.30am. Assailant Ankwar Khan, who was in love with the daughter of the deceased professor Yogesh Dakhode, shot him from point blank range with a pistol.
Later, he also attacked Dakhode's wife Kusum with a knife. She was rushed to a nearby private hospital, they said.
According to police, Khan, who is a mechanic, was turned down as a suitor by the professor's family as their daughter was highly qualified.
Following this, he decided to eliminate her father whom he thought was a stumbling block in their marriage.
Khan has been arrested and offences under relevant sections of IPC were registered against him, police added.