At 3:15 p.m, in a busy street in Shantinagar, Kathmandu, two assailants shot and killed construction businessman Sharad Kumar Gauchan. Gauchan who is the Chairman of Federation of Contractor's Associations of Nepal (FCAN), was rushed to nearby Civil Hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
"He had sustained three bullets: one in his heart, one in liver and the third pierced his abdomen," said Civil Hospital acting Director Thapa.
There is no further information about the assailant, who fled the scene on a bike, according to Paudel.
According to eyewitness, Gauchan was shot while he was heading towards New Baneshwor via Prayag Marga in his grey car (Ba 13 4948)--Land Cruiser Prado.
“When the car came to the spot, a person sitting on the right side of the road hurled a brick at the car. And no sooner had the car stopped than another person fired from the other side,” said eyewitnesses.
They immediately fled the scene on a motorbike that was waiting a few meters away from the incident spot.
Meanwhile, the police have intensified the search to find the perpetrators.