30-year-old medical representative shot dead in Kanpur

Published: Jan 22, 2018, 16:47 IST | PTI

A 30-year-old medical representative was shot dead by two unidentified persons on Monday in the Kagzi-Mohal locality in the Bajaria area in Kanpur

A 30-year-old medical representative was shot dead by two unidentified persons on Monday in the Kagzi-Mohal locality in the Bajaria area in Kanpur, police said. Zaheer Abbas alias Shawez, resident of Chote Miyan Hata, Colonelganj, died on the spot.

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Eyewitnesses claimed to have seen two armed men fleeing from the scene after a couple of gunshots, police said. Senior Superintendent of Police, Akhilesh Kumar Meena, said that Abbas hailed from Azamgarh had just left his aunt's house around midnight for Bansamandi to attend a wedding ceremony when the incident took place. He was discovered lying in pool of blood near a drain before a mosque in Kagzi-Mohal by the locals who informed police, SSP said.

Police is suspecting a property dispute as the motive behind the murder. A probe is on in the matter, the official said. The sixth killing in three days, Abbas's killing triggered panic among the locals.

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