No arrest has taken place in connection with a shocking incident of crime resulting in murder of a senior official of a mining developer cum operator (MDO) firm engaged by power utility NTPC.

He was shot dead in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district on Tuesday. Police has not been able to nab the culprits till now.

Reports said two bike-borne gunmen fired at Sharad Kumar, a senior vice president of the MDO, from close range near Barkagaon Forest Guest House while he was proceeding to a site office in an SUV.

His bodyguard was also injured in the attack, PTI report quoted Hazaribagh Superintendent of Police Manoj Ratan Chothe as saying.

Kumar and the bodyguard were brought to a private hospital where the former was declared dead on arrival.

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