Allahabad's famous doctor Ashwini Kumar Bansal was shot dead by unknown assailants on Thursday. Dr Bansal is a renowned surgeon and the Director of Jeevan Jyoti Hospital Ram Bagh.
The culprits pretended to be patients to enter the hospital and fired six shots at the doctor's head and shoulder.
According to reports, Dr Bansal was consulting patients when two men entered his chambers. One stood outside while other walked in and shot him in the head.
Reports quoting alleged eye-witness ward boy Shailendra say that the culprit shot six times before hospital staff rushed to help.
The doctor was soon taken Kriti Scanning Centre for emergency care where he passed away.
The local police have registered a case but there was no information about the shooters until Friday morning.
The sources say that Dr Bansal was embroiled in several legal matters. He was also attacked with a bomb three months ago.
BJP state president Keshav Maurya is a stake-holder in Dr Bansal's Jeevan Jyoti Hospital. It is also said that he recenty got into some land battle with Samajwadi Party's strongman and MLA Vijay Mishra.