Unidentified gunmen on Monday shot dead a professor of Manipur university inside the university campus in Imphal West district and escaped in broad day light, police sources said.
Sources said the gunmen barged into the university campus and gunned down Dean of Economics department and professor Md Islamudin from point blank range.
He died on the spot, police said.
The body has been taken to Regional Institute of Medical Science and Hospital here for post mortem, sources said.
Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh and some of his cabinet colleagues who visited the hospital condemned the professor's killing.
The motive behind the crime was not known.
No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the crime.