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Delhi: NDMC lawyer MM Khan shot dead in Jamia Nagar

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 May 2016, 11:47 IST

A lawyer was shot dead in full public view by two unidentified assailants in Delhi's Jamia Nagar on 16 May.

The deceased, identified as 57-year-old MM Khan, was working as an assistant legal advisor with NDMC for the past five years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Khan was on his way home in his Swift Dezire when two motorcycle-borne men overtook his car and shot at his chest at a point-blank range. He was rushed to the Holy Family hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The incident was reported around 7.40PM on Monday.

Police suspect that the crime was a result of a personal fallout. However, police have not ruled out professional rivalry, The Times of India reported.

According to the daily, Khan was under immense pressure after he had refused to clear the case of a hotel in the NDMC. The TOI reported that Khan's family told the police that he had been receiving calls from unknown people during odd hours of the day. The police are currently investigating Khan's phone records in order to find leads in the case.

The police are analysing CCTV footage of the area to identify the suspects. An FIR has been registered under IPC Section 302(murder). His body has been sent for autopsy to AIIMS, The Times of India reported.

First published: 17 May 2016, 11:47 IST