A 22-year-old gym instructor was on Monday shot dead allegedly by his employer over a monetary dispute in Siyani Gate area here, the police said.

Khalid (22) was shot dead by gym owner Jitender Tyagi following a heated argument in the afternoon, the police said.

“The argument turned ugly when Jitender whipped out a gun and fired on Khalid and fled away from the spot,” a senior police officer said.

Hearing gunshots, some locals rushed towards the gym where they found Khalid lying in a pool of blood.

Khalid was taken to nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, the police said.

“As per initial investigation, the murder seems to have been executed over some money dispute between the two”, the police said.

However, we are investigating the case from all angles.- PTI