Congress worker shot dead in Rohtak over property dispute: Cops

Rohtak: A 60-year-old Congress worker was shot dead allegedly by three assailants when he was out on a morning walk on Friday, police said.

Haryana police. Representational image. Reuters

Haryana police. Representational image. Reuters

Police suspect that the victim, Ashok, could have been killed over some land dispute. "He is a Congress worker. At one time, he used to be head of Railway Road Market Association here and probably also had a jewellery outlet there. He was attacked by three assailants when he was taking a morning walk," Rohtak SSP Shashank Anand told PTI.

The SSP said that Ashok was rushed to PGIMS at Rohtak, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Asked what could be the motive behind the killing, he said, "We have got some information that he had some land dispute with his brother. There is also information that he had a land dispute with another party. We are trying to develop these pieces of information as we investigate the case".

He said that a case under relevant provisions of the law has been registered in connection with the incident.

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Updated Date: Apr 22, 2016 10:23:43 IST

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