Ranchi: Two persons, including an engineer, were shot dead in Ranchi district of Jharkhand on Friday by some criminals, who also injured one person, police said.
Police said unidentified criminals raided the camp office of a contractor involved in railway work at Chete village in Nagari police station jurisdiction and fired on those present there.
Of the three persons who sustained bullet injuries, two died — engineer Vishal Reddy and Munshi Prahalad Singh Rathod.
Reddy was a Karnataka native while Rathod hailed from Madhya Pradesh. The injured, whose identity could not be known, was admitted in the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science in Ranchi.
Police said it suspected that refusal to pay a levy to criminals could have led to the killings.
Police said the role of a Maoist group, People’s Liberation Front of India, is also suspected since it could be in retaliation to the killing of two PLFI members in a gun battle with security forces on Thursday in Khuti district.