Businessman shot dead in Delhi

A 35-year-old businessman was allegedly shot dead by a friend Tuesday afternoon following an argument between the two, police said.

New Delhi: A 35-year-old businessman was allegedly shot dead by a friend Tuesday afternoon following an argument between the two, police said.

The incident took place in South-East Delhi`s Sangam Vihar area when Jha and one Shashi Kant had come to Praveen`s clinic.

At around 3 pm, Sanjay Kumar Jha, who dealt in readymade garments, and Praveen had an argument which soon turned ugly. Praveen whipped out a country-made pistol and fired at Sanjay`s chest. The victim collapsed on the floor, after which Praveen fled, said a police official.

Hearing the gunshot, locals caught hold of Shashi Kant and handed him over to the police. Sanjay was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

A case of murder has been registered at the Sangam Vihar police station and a manhunt launched for Praveen.

Investigators are questioning Shashi Kant to ascertain what had prompted Praveen to open fire at Sanjay, police said.

PTI

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