A Manipur government official was fatally shot by unidentified militants at his house in interior district of Bishenpur, police said on Monday.
The agriculture officer of Bishenpur district, N Sarat Singh (55), was shot at by militants in his house at Oinam area late Sunday night. The killers escaped under cover of darkness.
He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, the police said.
Police said they would investigate whether the crime was related to any monetary demand made by the militants.
Local residents strongly protested the incident and appealed to the militants not to kill any person for money or for any other reason.