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Woman shot dead in front of husband, 2-year-old son in Delhi

30-year-old Priya Mehra and her family were coming home from a Gurudwara in Delhi, when 4 men stopped their car and tried to murder her husband, shot her twice.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Updated: October 25, 2017 11:42 IST ]
Priya Mehra and her husband

A 30-year-old woman was shot dead in Delhi on early Wednesday morning in front of her husband and two-year-old son, police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Milind Mahadeo Dumbere told IANS the woman, Priya Mehra, was travelling in a car along with her husband Pankaj Mehra and son when she was shot at around 4.30 a.m. in Shalimar Bagh in north-west Delhi.

Priya and her family were on their way back to home in Rohini from a Gurudwara in Kashmere Gate, when she was murdered.

Her husband told police he had borrowed money from someone and alleged the lender was behind the killing as he was unable to pay the amount back.

He had borrowed Rs 5 lakh in a high interest rate and as the debt grew into Rs 40 lakh, he was finding it difficult to pay the lender back.

"There were four assailants in a car, according to the deceased's husband, and she was shot at twice," the police officer said.

Dumbere said no one has been arrested yet and the body has been sent to Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital (BJRM) Hospital for autopsy.

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