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Civic volunteer killed in Murshidabad

Kolkata: Sajibur Rahman (29), a civic volunteer was allegedly murdered by another civic volunteer Motahar Shaikh at Jalangi in Murshidabad. Two police personnel suffered injuries while they were trying to save Rahman and had to be admitted to hospital.

According to sources, Sajibur and Motahar were posted at the Jalangi police station. On Tuesday night, Sajibur came to know that some persons were trying to smuggle cattle.

He was instructed by his duty officer to work on the information. Sajibur reached Barabila as tipped- off by sources and seized two cattle but failed to detain the smugglers.

However, the cattle belonged to Chhaber Shaikh, who was a relative of Motahar. When he reached the designated place where the seized cattle by the cops are kept, Motahar along with Chhaber arrived there and started beating Sajibur. Motahar took out a sharp weapon and stabbed him multiple times. Hearing him scream, two police personnel who were nearby came to rescue Sajibur. One of them identified as Jahangir Alam said he was attacked by Motahar and Chhaber when he tried to stop them. Hearing the injured people screaming in pain, local residents rushed to help. Seeing the locals, Motahar and Chhaber fled the scene.

The trio was rushed to Sadhikhnar rural hospital where Sajibur was declared brought dead by doctors. Two police personnel were shifted to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital. Police arrested Motahar and Chhaber for allegedly killing Sajibur and murder attempt on cops.

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