A 58-year-old assistant legal adviser with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) was shot dead outside his residence in southeast Delhi’s Jamia Nagar Monday evening.
The incident happened at 7.30 pm, said police. The victim, Mohammad Moin Khan, was driving home when two men on a motorbike stopped him on the pretext of asking the location of an address. When Khan rolled down the window, the attackers shot him twice in the chest and fled the scene.
Police said passersby took Khan to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead. Sources said Khan was pursuing a case related to a hotel in central Delhi. His neighbour, Saqib Siddiqi, said Khan was forced to stay on the case.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Randhawa told The Indian Express that a case of murder has been registered and investigation is underway. “As of now, it looks like the motive was personal enmity but we are verifying all facts,” said Randhawa.
Dharam Pal, an official at NDMC’s law department, said, “This has come as a huge shock to all of us. I met him in office Monday morning. Both of us left for home at 5.30 pm. He was a deputy law officer and and estate officer. He had been working with the NDMC for nearly 20 years. I am not aware if someone had any enmity with him.”
Khan is survived by his wife, Nishad, and three daughters. His elder daughter is pursuing MBBS at a private college.