Ranchi: Two unidentified assailants on Wednesday fired at and killed a deputy general manager of Reliance Power and injured the company`s vice president in Jharkhand`s Chatra district, police said.
"Manoj Ojha, deputy general manager of Reliance Power, has been shot dead and the company`s vice president H Buch was injured in the firing," Jharkhand police spokesperson K Mallik, told agency.
The company officials, on a visit to Simeria and Barkakhana blocks for a land survey, were attacked by two men on their return at Birbir village, Malik said.
Ojha and Buch suffered bullet injuries in the firing. Buch was in first vehicle, whose driver managed to speed away from the spot.
Ojha, who was in second vehicle, could not escape as the vehicle skidded off the road, Malik said.
Buch has been admitted to the Apollo hospital in Ranchi.
"The local administration, including the police, were not informed about the visit," said Mallik.
The incident occurred at a time when chief minister Arjun Munda is on a visit to Germany to attract investors to the state.