Ghaziabad: A former BSF personnel, working as a private security guard at the filling plant of a petroleum company, was shot dead allegedly by some unidentified assailants near Gayatri Vihar here, police said today.
Durga Das (55), employed by a private agency at the filling plant of Hindustan Petroleum Company limited here, was on his way home last night when he was shot, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Rakesh Pandey said.
The people nearby took him to the hospital where he was declared dead, the SP said.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Das had some altercation with the agency contractor a few days ago, Pandey said, adding police recovered a country-made pistol from the spot.
An FIR has been registered against unknown assailants and the body has been sent for post-mortem, the SP added.