Man shot dead, father injured over financial dispute

Ghaziabad: A 37-year-old man was killed while his father received bullet injuries when four bike-borne youths opened fire at them over some financial dispute in Sadarpur village here, police said today.

Dhiraj and his father Jagvir (65) were last night returning from work when the assailants accosted them and fired at them, SHO Ashok Shishodia said.

On receiving information, police rushed the father-son duo to a nearby private hospital where Dhiraj succumbed to his injuries while Jagvir is still under treatment.

The victims’ family members accused Jagdish, Naresh, Bhikar and Babbal for the attack as they had some dispute with the duo over money lending.

On the basis of a complaint lodged by the victims’ family members, an FIR under section 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC has been registered against the four persons.

An investigation is under way in the matter, the police officer said.