Congress Leader Shot Dead in Rohtak; One Detained

Three assailants, who came on a motorcycle, shot the 60-year-old leader in the Model Town area this morning.

Published: 22nd April 2016 09:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2016 09:02 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

ROHTAK: Congress leader Ashok Kaka was shot dead today allegedly by three unidentified persons when he was out on a morning walk here, police said.

Three assailants, who came on a motorcycle, shot the 60-year-old leader in the Model Town area this morning.

Rohtak's DSP (Headquarters) Vijender Singh said the police have detained a youth and are questioning him.

Police suspect the victim was killed over some land dispute.

Kaka was considered close to former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

An aide of Hooda said in Chandigarh the former CM had gone to meet Kaka's family.

Earlier in the day, Rohtak's SSP, Shashank Anand had said that Kaka used to be head of Railway Road Market Association here and probably also had a jewellery outlet there.

"He was attacked by three assailants when he was on a morning walk in a park," Anand had said.

The SSP said Ashok was rushed to PGIMS at Rohtak, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Asked what could be the motive behind the killing, he said, "We have got some information that he had some land dispute with his brother. There is also information he had a land dispute with another party. We are trying to develop these pieces of information as we investigate the case."

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