Subhash Singh Manhas (50), manager, Dhariwal branch of Dena Bank, was shot dead in his cabin allegedly by a bank security guard on Wednesday over some differences.
The security guard - identified as Sharanjit Singh of Awaan village under Ghumman Kalan police station in Gurdaspur district - was arrested soon after the incident. Unconfirmed sources said the guard was under the "influence of liquor" when he shot the manager dead.
Sources said the security guard seemed to have had some grudge against the manager, who had reportedly complained about his misbehaviour to the head office, seeking his transfer.
Around 11am on Wednesday, said police sources, the guard entered the cabin of the manager and shot at his face by a .12 bore double barrel gun, killing him on the spot.
He was about to fire another shot at the manager, when a customer present in the cabin intercepted and as a result the bullet missed the target and hit the ceiling of the cabin, said police.
Following information, a police team was rushed to the bank, located near the police station on the GT Road in Dhariwal, Baljit Kaur, station house officer (SHO) of the Dhariwal police station told Hindustan Times.
Police soon arrested the accused with the gun, the SHO added.
Police sent the body of the victim, who hjailed from Sunail village in Akhnoor district of Jammu and Kashmir, to the Gurdaspur civil hospital for a post-mortem.
However, as none of the victim's kin were present at the hospital to permit the doctors to perform autopsy, the body was kept in the mortuary.
Meanwhile, a case under has been registered against the security guard under section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and various sections of the Arms Act at the Dhariwal police station.