Militancy seems to have reared its ugly heads again in Dima Hasao district. In yet another shocking incident, armed militants shot dead an engineer inside his office chamber in Haflong on Friday. According to police, two youths armed with sophisticated weapons stormed into the irrigation department office at around 11.30 in the morning and sought executive engineer Rajiv Pathak whom they shot dead inside his chamber from a point blank range. Then they managed to vanished from the scene. Pathak, who hailed from Barpeta who rushed to the hospital. But only to be declared dead. Later in an e-mail statement, DHD-A owned up the responsibility of the deadly attack.