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Property dealer shot dead in Aligarh

Aligarh : A property dealer was gunned down by unidentified assailants when he was sitting in his car outside a restaurant at Marris road here, police said today.

Dhiraj Singh, who was a close aid to former SP legislator Rakesh Singh, was shot dead last night in the posh Civil Lines area, they said.

The matter is being investigated. No one has been arrested yet, police said.

The incident comes just days after two jewellers were killed during a robbery in Mathura on May 15, triggering wide-spread protest by the business community.

More than 7,000 jewellery shops had downed shutters on Friday following the Mathura incident in which four police officials were suspended.

—PTI