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Man shot dead in broad daylight in Malerkotla

A man was allegedly shot dead by another in Malerkotla in broad daylight on Saturday noon.

punjab Updated: Sep 18, 2016 16:17 IST
HT Correspondent
Man shot dead

Police investigating the crime scene in Malerkotla on Saturday. (HT Photo)

A man was allegedly shot dead by another in Malerkotla in broad daylight on Saturday noon.

The deceased was identified as Mohammed Yakub, 30, a resident of Malerkotla.

The official sources said after receiveing bullet injuries, Yakub was rushed to a local hospital from where he was referred to Patiala, but his family took him to DMC Ludhiana, where he died during treatment.

Deceased’s brother Mohammed Shahid said Yakub was coming from Cantonment Road, however, in the midway, Gayia Khan, also Malerkotla resident, asked Yakub to stop and started beating him.

There he shot him and Yakub started running away from there.

Khan chased him for a while and shot two more bullets and Yakub fell on ground after which Khan escaped from the scene.

Following the incident, Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Sikand along with other police officials inspected the scene of crime and also took possession of all the CCTV footages of area.

Sikand said, as per Shahid’s statement the attacker was identified as Gayia Khan and a murder case was registered against him.

Shahid said Khan and Yakub were involved in a legal case, which is currently underway in Malerkotla court.

He said the latest hearing of the case was on Thursday and on that day too Khan had attacked Yakub and threatened him.