On Saturday, a man had gone to offer prayers at his daughters’ grave, was shot dead in a graveyard in New Delhi, reports a police official.

The incident took place at 3:30 pm when the man, named as Mehfooz had gone to the graveyard in Welcome area of East Delhi.

Deputy Commissioner of Police AK Thakur said that “when Mehfooz was offering prayer at the grave of his daughter, a group of three to four unknown criminals started beating him. Later they fired at least half a dozen rounds on Mehfooz and fled the spot.”

A resident of Welcome, he was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.

DCP Thakur continued, “Mehfooz also had a criminal background, as he was earlier involved in murder and attempt to murder cases. Prima facie it appears to be a case of personal animosity. We have registered a case of murder against unknown persons.”

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