BJP leader shoots man dead
A BJP leader from Siliguri allegedly shot a middle-aged man from the same area to death following a dispute over land-related issues.
The incident triggered tension at Darjeeling more are of Siliguri. Local people said that a quarrel broke out between the accused Harindar Yadav and the deceased Satyender Prasad over promoting a piece of land. It has been alleged that the accused was giving pressure on the victim to sell a 6 cottah land. Prasad was not ready to sell the land to the accused. This had caused trouble between the two.
Prasad was returning from his parental house at Gopalganj in Bihar. When he was crossing the Kharibari area in Siliguri, the accused called him into a dhaba where the latter was waiting for him. When the victim stepped into the Dhaba, the accused asked him to sell the land to him. As he denied to do so, a quarrel broke out between the two. The staff members of the Dhaba tried to calm the accused down but nothing happened. The accused suddenly took out a gun and shot him from a point blank range. The victim received two bullet injuries on his chest and abdomen.
The local people and Dhaba employees informed the matter to the police, who rushed to the spot and took Prasad to a private nursing home in Siliguri. The doctors of the nursing home pronounced him brought dead.
According to the doctors the victim died due to excessive bleeding. The family members of the victim lodged complaint with the police. The accused has, however, fled his house since the incident took place. Police are conducting raids at different places to nab the culprit.