New Delhi: A 40-year-old taxi driver was shot dead by unidentified men in south Delhi’s Kotla Mubarakpur. The incident took place on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday when the deceased, Umesh, was talking to his friend while his car was parked nearby.

It is suspected that three-four men came there in a Honda City car and got into an argument with Umesh and shot him after accused persons’ car accidentally brushed past Umesh’s. This led to the argument during which the accused pulled the trigger, a police official informed PTI.

Umesh was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. He was a resident of Sangam Vihar and the police are on the lookout for the accused who fled from the spot.

Meanwhile, a 40-year-old woman was shot dead by an unidentified man at Titagarh area in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Saturday. Sajeda Khatoon, a resident of Titagarh, was waiting for her turn outside a doctor’s chamber Saturday evening, when a man barged into the clinic and fired a shot at her.

“As the first bullet did not hit her, the man fired another shot. This time, it hit Sajeda in the face and she fell down,” the officer said, attributing the account to eyewitnesses.

(With PTI inputs)