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Real estate businessman shot dead in front of son in Pune

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

A 56-year-old was allegedly shot dead by two unidentified men outside his house in the area here, police said. The attackers fired five rounds at in front of his son on the plush Prabhat Road around midnight.

Two of the bullets hit Shah, a senior police said. The family had just returned home after celebrating the birthday of Deven Shah's wife in a hotel in the Baner area, the added. Police have retrieved a CCTV footage of the area in which the two assailants are clearly seen. "Two men entered the parking lot of the building and enquired about with a "They told him to ask to come down," said of Police (South/North region) Ravindra When the and came down, the men started talking to Deven Shah, who urged the duo to come to a sit out area of the building. "While he (Deven) was going towards the area, one of the attackers fired at him from a close range," said He said when Deven Shah, who was hit in the chest, ran towards the lift, the other attacker too fired at him. According to another police officer, the attackers fled through the main gate of the building. Deven Shah's son gave them brief chase but they pointed the gun at him, the officer, attached to the crime branch, said. "was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died in the early hours today," the said. Deven Shah, who owned Ambika Land Ventures, had entered some joint ventures. told police his father did not have enmity with anyone, the ACP said, adding the motive behind the killing was yet to be ascertained. "A probe is on and we are on right track," he said. Police suspect the attack could be the fallout of a land dealing. A case under relevant sections of the IPC was registered at the police station.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 21:55 IST