TMC leader shot at in S-24 Parganas
Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress leader from South 24 Parganas was shot at by some unidentified miscreants.
The incident triggered tension at Dakshin Bamna area under Usti police station in South 24 Parganas late on Sunday night. The victim, Jahangir Purokait was returning home on Sunday night when some miscreants stopped his way and shot from a close range.
It was learnt that the victim was returning home from Bamna Bazar on Sunday night when some miscreants stopped his way near a local mosque. The miscreants shot at him from a close range. The victim fell on the ground after receiving bullet injuries on his body.
After being attracted by the screams of the victim, the local residents rushed to the spot to find the victim in a pool of blood. The miscreants had fled from the spot before the local people arrived the spot.
The local residents rushed the victim to Diamond Harbour District Hospital. He was later shifted to a state-run hospital in the city as his condition deteriorated. The family members of the victim alleged that it was a deliberate attempt to weaken the organisation as the victim had been instrumental in strengthening the organisation.
Police reached the spot after the incident and started a probe in this regard. Police are investigating if there was any political angle into the incident or there was any other angle into the incident.
Police are not ruling out the possibility that a past rivalry might have led to the murder attempt. Raids are being conducted to nab the culprits.