Kalahandi: A superclass contractor was shot dead by unidentified miscreants at Bajibahali Village of Kalahandi district on Friday.
The contractor, identified as Shivashankar Das, was taking rest at a temporary camp built near a construction site in the village when seven bike-borne miscreants reportedly raising 'Maoist Zindabaad' slogans opened fired at him and fled the spot.
"The armed miscreants came and asked Shivashankar for payment. He told them to get money from his clerk. They fired six rounds at him," said brother of the deceased, Ramashankar Das.
Meanwhile, police have sent the body for post-mortem.
"A case has been registered and efforts are already on to nab the culprits," said a police official.