Kolkata: A middle-aged man was shot dead by some unidentified miscreants. The incident occurred near Mollapara area of Chakdah in Nadia in broad daylight when the deceased was going to work.The victim, Pradip Kumar Sikdar, a resident of Sri Krishnapur area of Chakdah, was a local businessman. He was riding his motor cycle when some miscreants on another bike stopped his way near Mollapara. The incident sparked tension in the area.According to the preliminary investigation, police came to know that there were three miscreants on the other motorcycle. One of the miscreants took out a gun and shot at the victim from the close quarter. The victim received a bullet in his head. The miscreants fled the spot before locals could arrive. Locals rushed to the spot after hearing the sound of a gun shot. The victim was found lying in a pool of blood. He was then rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared pronounced him brought dead. Police rushed the spot and started a detailed probe in this regard.