A middle-aged man, against whom the police had slapped MCOCA earlier, was shot dead allegedly by unidentified assailants here, police said on Thursday.

The incident took place in Lahori Gate area where the victim, Khalil Ahmed, owned a property dealing office.

Five men who came on two motorcycles barged into his office, opened fire at him before fleeing from the scene.

Ahmed died on the spot, the police said.

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