According to reports, Surendra Pal Singh was at his home when four men barged in, held his wife and daughter hostage and shot him. They managed to escape thereafter.
On the basis of a written complaint filed by his brother, Kashmir Singh, a case was registered on Sunday against unknown persons under section 302 of the IPC, Jwalapur police said. No arrests have been made in the case yet.
As per the FIR, wife of the deceased, along with her family members are suspected to have committed the crime.
Following the incident, city advocates have threatened to go on strike and have demanded immediate arrest of the criminals. This is the fifth murder within month in Haridwar.