Contractor shot dead in Janakpur

Reporters' Club Nepal

DHANUSHA, Oct 23: A contractor has been shot dead near Nepal Electricity Authority District Office in Janakpurdham sub-metropolitan city on Wednesday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Manoj Shah, 40 of Janakpur-1. He died while being rushed to Janakpur Regional Hospital.

According to District Police Office, another contractor Pankaj Chaudhary, 35, gunned down Shah over a construction contract dispute.

Chaudhary had called Shah to discuss the dispute over the contract at his home.

The police are carrying out further investigation into the shooting.