New Delhi: A 31-year-old man was allegedly shot dead by two unidentified assailants in northwest Delhi on Monday, police said.

The deceased has been identified as Ankit, who was shot dead at Mahendra Park area in Jahangirpuri around 8.30 am, a police officer said. Ankit used to take private tuition and was known to a woman for more than 10 years. 

Ankit's family said he was in a relationship with the woman from another community and wanted to marry her. They suspect the involvement of the woman's brother who, the deceased's family alleged, was opposed to their relationship. 

The police, however, ruled out any communal angle to the incident. "The motive behind the killing is not clear yet," a senior police officer said.

Police suspect that the killing could have also been a fallout of an illicit relationship, some personal dispute.

The angle of personal enmity is not ruled out. Ten teams have been formed and all the suspects are being interrogated, said Aslam Khan, deputy commissioner of police (northwest).