Kewal Krishan, 50, a journalist with Hindi newspaper Dainik Savera, was shot allegedly by SAD councillor Paramjeet Singh Pummy late evening Thursday. Kewal was also a financier in Dhuri area.
Neeraj, son of the deceased, said Pummy, a former president of the truck union in Dhuri, had taken a loan of Rs 10 lakh from Krishan. Krishan had gone to ask for the money back as his daughter was to get married next month.
However, when Kewal asked Pummy about the money, Pummy allegedly shot at him with his revolver and fled. Kewal was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead, his son told the police.