Tension in Bagnan after TMC worker shot dead by unidentified miscreants
Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Howrah's Bagnan on Monday night. Police have so far arrested two persons in this connection.
The incident has triggered tension after local Trinamool Congress activists put up road blocks on the National Highway 6 till late Monday night. Local Trinamool Congress leaders have alleged that BJP-backed goons have been behind the incident.
TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee reacted sharply to the incident and said: "They create much hue and cry over what happens in Purulia.
They come to Bengal to kill people. They try to establish a suicide incident as murder and suppress what is genuinely a murder incident."
According to the district police, the victim, Mohosin Khan stood in front of his house at Noapara at around 11.30 pm on Monday when some miscreants reached the spot on motorcycles. One of them suddenly took out a gun and shot him from a point-blank range. Khan fell on the ground after receiving two bullets in his head and abdomen. The miscreants fled the spot immediately.
The family members of the victim have alleged that this was a preplanned murder. The district TMC leaders also alleged that the BJP-assisted criminals were responsible for it.
An irate mob set some portions of nearby houses on fire.
The situation turned hostile and senior police officers had to intervene to maintain law and order.