Avinash was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead while being treated, police said. (File photo)
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A 26-year-old pawnbroker was killed after he was shot in the head allegedly by a man he allegedly had an argument with over money, police said on Thursday.
Avinash died during treatment on Thursday, they said, adding that efforts were being made to catch the accused, Vicky.
The incident happened on Wednesday evening in the Ambedkar Nagar area of South Delhi, they said.
Police say Avinash, Vicky and a few other people were in the Dakshinpuri area when they got into an argument over money. Vicky then pulled out a gun and shot Avinash in the head.
Avinash, who was seriously injured, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead while being treated, a senior police officer said.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Avinash, who is a moneylender, had a financial dispute with Vicky who also lived in the same locality as him, the officer said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Benita Mary Jaiker said: “We have registered a case under Section 307 (Attempted Murder) and Section 302 (Murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been added with d other relevant sections of the Weapons Act. An investigation is underway to identify the culprits.”