A 27-year-old gym trainer, who had lakhs of followers on social-networking app TikTok, was shot dead by unidentified persons in New Delhi’s Najafgarh area on Tuesday.
The police said that personal enmity is suspected to be the reason behind the killing of Mohit More, a resident of Bahadurgarh.
The Indian Express reported that More was shot eight times, in his chest and abdomen.
According to a senior police officer, the incident took place at 5:15 pm when More came to a photostat shop to meet his friend. Three men, of which two were wearing helmets, walked into the shop and opened fire at More, the officer said.
The Indian Express reported that More had over 5,00,000 followers on TikTok and had become popular in his area.
The assailants had come on a scooter which they parked at a distance and walked to the shop. They allegedly fired around five rounds at the victim, they said.
A case under relevant sections of the IPC has been registered and investigation has been initiated, police said.
The incident took place three days after two suspected criminals were killed in a shootout between rival gangs near the Dwarka Mor metro station nearby.
(With PTI inputs)