A 16-year old girl was shot by four masked assailants near her resident in Kasrawad village, under Khargone district, about 45-kilometre north of district headquarters on Monday evening.
The incident took place at around 6.30 pm, when deceased Darshana Verma, resident of Mahaveer Colony was returning home from coaching classes.
Eyewitnesses informed that four masked assailants on two motorcycle shot Archana in her back of the head at point blank range when she was about to reach her home. After firing one bullet, assailants taking advantage of heavy rush in the area fled from the spot.
After receiving bullet wound, she fell on the road. People who were present at the spot took her to the nearby hospital, from where she was referred to Khargone district hospital.
Doctors at the hospital declared her dead while undergoing treatment here at the district hospital.
Khargone district superintendent of police Amit Singh informed that girl died due to bullet wound.
The exact reasons for the incident were not known and police are probing the matter from all angles.