Balasore: A businessman was shot dead by unidentified miscreants at Phiringipatana village under Sahadevkhunta police limits in Balasore district last night. The deceased has been identified as Manas Ranjan Das.
The incident took place at around 11 pm when Das was opening the gate of his house after returning home from work.
The assailants fired two rounds of bullets at him and fled the spot. Das sustained bullet injuries on his chest and died on the spot, said a source.
However, the reason behind the murder is yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, police have started investigation into the incident. The body will be handed over to the bereaved family members of the deceased after post-mortem, sources said.