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Rizwan Khan had left his home on Monday with Rs 2 lakh, and did not return till late in the night.
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A national-level hockey player was found dead in his car with a gunshot wound to his temple on Tuesday. According to the police, the car was found near the residence of one of his friends in south Delhi.

Twenty-two year old Rizwan Khan, a resident of Subhash Nagar in west Delhi, was a student of Bachelor's in Arts Second Year at Jamia Millia Islamia.

He was found dead around 10:30 am by his family inside the car parked at Sarojini Nagar, police said.

Rizwan left his home with Rs 2 lakh on Monday afternoon to purchase a motorcycle, but did not return until late in the night. His mobile phone was also found switched off, Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya told IANS.

Rizwan’s father, Sharif Khan, told Hindustan Times that he visited a friend’s house on Monday and left the bag with Rs 2 lakh and a mobile phone there and left.

Romil told HT that it was unclear what transpired in the time between when he left his friend’s house until the time his body was found. He also told HT that it was unclear why he left the bag with cash at his friend’s house.

Sharif also told HT that they were called by a cousin of Rizwan's friend and her father, who told them over the phone that Rizwan left the bag with the cash and the mobile phone at their residence on Monday afternoon and drove off in his car.

After repeated requests, Rizwan's family members got a call from the friend’s house to come and collect the bag.

Rizwan's father and other family members reached the given address on Tuesday morning at Sarojini Nagar and found Rizwan’s body in the car. A countrymade pistol was found in Rizwan's hand, who was lying dead in the driver's seat.

"Prima facie, it appears to be a case of suicide. A team of forensic experts have collected samples," the officer said.

He also said that no suicide note was found at the spot.

(With IANS inputs)