Miscreants shoot TMC activist in Sonarpur
Kolkata: A gang of armed miscreants stormed into the house of a Trinamool Congress activist at Sonarpur in South 24-Parganas on Monday and shot him dead.
The incident has triggered tension in the area since Monday night. The incident took place at around 11:30 pm, when the victim, Samir Mistri, was having dinner along with his wife and elder son.
The miscreants barged into his home and shot him from point blank range. A bullet pierced through his chest.
According to the police, the main door of his house was open, when the family members were having their dinner. A resident of Noapara area of Sonarpur, Mistri was a local Trinamool Congress activist. The victim's mother and his younger son was inside the other room when the incident took place. The family members told the police that three miscreants had entered into the room with their faces covered. Following that, one of the accused suddenly took out a gun and shot Mistri. After receiving the bullet injury, the victim fell on the ground.
His elder son came out of the house, following the incident. The miscreants, however, disappeared from the place immediately after the incident.
After hearing the sound of the gunshot, the local residents rushed to the place. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, where the doctors pronounced him brought dead. Police reached the spot later and started a probe in this regard. They have collected some samples from the place.
According to the police, the victim used to work as a taxi driver earlier. Later on, he started a business of constructing buildings, along with some other partners. He was also a Trinamool Congress activist in the area. Police are investigating to know if any business rivalry had led to the incident.
The local Trinamool Congress leaders said that it could be an attempt to weaken their organisation in the area, as the accused had been instrumental in strengthening the party's organisation.
Police have started a probe to ascertain who were involved in the crime. They are conducting raids to nab the culprits. In the course of the investigation, police have come to know that the miscreants had come on motorcycles.