A 57-year-old dhaba (eatery) owner and his 26-year-old son were shot dead allegedly by four men over a petty issue in outer Delhi's Najafgarh area.

The shocking incident took place on Wednesday night when Mayank was serving food to a group of men, and one of them turned the water cooler towards their side. The other customers asked the waiter to turn the cooler towards them.

Mayank told one of the waiters to place the cooler at a place where none of the customers are inconvenienced. This enraged the group and they started a fight with Mayank.

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Other waiters in the dhaba tried to intervene but all of sudden, one man out of the group took out a pistol and allegedly shot at Mayank. He collapsed on the spot.

After shooting Mayank, the attackers tried to escape.

Meanwhile, Mayank's father Shyam rushed towards them in an attempt to catch them but they allegedly shot him in the forehead and he died on the spot. A staff member of the dhaba informed the police about the incident.

Mayank was rushed to nearby Venkateshwar Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Police have launched an investigation and are are raiding the possible hideouts. One of the identified accused Kareem Khan has been has been nabbed.

A case has been registered under Sections 302 (punishment for murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Arms Act, reports The Hindu.

(With inputs from PTI)

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