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Doctor shot dead at clinic in Palam

New Delhi: A 61-year-old doctor was shot dead at his clinic in south-west Delhi’s Palam area by an unidentified assailant, police said on Saturday.

The victim has been identified as Balwant Singh, a general physician, who has a clinic at Palam village.

Singh was getting some renovation done in his single-room clinic and as he was about to leave for home after the workers left at around 10 PM on Friday, a person approached him, fired a round and fled, a senior police official said.

Police teams rushed to the spot and a case of murder was registered. Efforts are on to nab the accused, DCP (Southwest) Surender Kumar said.

Prima facie it is a case of personal enmity. Singh was under huge debt after he took loans for the marriage of his two daughters. His son, who too got married recently, also didnt contribute much financially and Singh was the sole bread-earner for the entire family, police said.

Singh also had dispute with his brothers over division of parental property. All his brothers live in Palam area, an official privy to the investigation said.