Fish trader shot dead in Howrah
Kolkata: A fish trader was shot dead by a few miscreants in Howrah on the wee hours of Friday.
According to sources, the deceased fish trader identified as Tarak Bhuniya, used to sell fish at Parbati Bazar near Bose Para in Byantra. He used to buy fish from the Howrah wholesale fish market.
Like other days, Bhuniya was going to the Howrah fish market to buy fish on his bicycle, on Friday at around 4 am. When he was crossing the Bankim Setu over Howrah railway station, a few miscreants surrounded him and tried to snatch away the bag containing money.
When Bhuniya tried to resist, the miscreants fired multiple bullets at him. Two bullets penetrated his abdomen and chest and he fell on the road, bleeding profusely.
Hearing his screams, some local residents ran to his rescue. Seeing them, the miscreants fled from the spot. Bhuniya was rushed to Howrah District Hospital, where he revealed his identity.
However, a few minutes later, he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. The hospital authorities immediately informed Golabari police station.
Sources informed that there is a CCTV camera installed near the murder spot. In the footage collected from it, the miscreants were seen firing at Bhuniya. Police claimed that the killers have been identified and will be behind bars soon. However, till Friday night no one has been arrested.
Though police are claiming that the miscreants have been identified, the motive behind the murder is still not clear. Sleuths suspect that Bhuniya might have had some business rivalry with someone, or it could have been a case of snatching money, where the miscreants shot Bhuniya because they were resisted.
Sleuths are also checking to know if he has any family problem as police came to know that he had got married twice and both of Bhuniya's wives are alive.