Meerut: A government doctor was shot dead at his residence here by unidentified car-borne assailants, police said on Wednesday.
Harpal Singh, 50, posted in the Meerut District Hospital, was killed late on Tuesday.
"According to eyewitnesses, the car-borne assailants fired several rounds at Singh while he was walking in the garden after dinner," police inspector Prabhakar Kaintura told reporters in Meerut, some 500 km from Lucknow.
"Singh had received multiple bullet injuries on his neck and back. He died while being treated at a hospital," he added.
The motive is yet to be established.