Jabalpur: An advocate was shot dead in broad daylight in the Ghamapura area here on Tuesday, as he was returning home from court, the police said.
The lawyer identified as Manoj Yadav, was returning home when three assailants identified as Beni Yadav, Chintoo Yadav and Rakesh stopped and shot him in his head, after a dispute.
Manoj died on the spot, and a hunt is on to nab the accused who fled the spot after the incident, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Amarendra Mishra told reporters.
The deceased advocate was fighting the case of a road accident against Beni Yadav and today`s incident was a fallout of that matter, he said.
Meanwhile, District Advocates` Association president R K S Saini said that lawyers will not appear in court tomorrow in protest against the incident.