Real estate developer shot dead

Jamshedpur: A well-known real estate developer of the steel city was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Jubilee Park gate in Bistupur area here today, a senior police officer said.

Ramsakal Prasad along with a friend, went to the Park for morning walk when four unidentified assailants intercepted him near the park gate and shot at him, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Jacinta Kerketta said.

She said critically injured Prasad was rushed to Tata Main Hospital, where doctors declared him dead.

Prasad, a resident of Bagbera, was a contractor engaged in construction sector in Odisha as well as here. He also owned buses.

The culprits escaped in two motorcycles after committing the crime according to eyewitnesses, she said.

The incident took place at a time when the district administration was busy making arrangements to receive Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu, who was likely to make a stopover on way to Odisha, today.