Maoist ultras have shot dead a mining engineer at Chama village in Latehar district, the police said on Tuesday.

A group of Maoists gunned down Ranjan Kumar (23) near his village under Maneka police station on Monday night.

Mr. Kumar was working as a mining engineer at one of the collieries in North Karnapura (Dakra) area of the Central Coalfields Limited, situated at Khelari in Ranchi district, the sources said. The motive of the killing was not yet known.