Some miscreants tried to kill a trader in front of his house at Asansol on Thursday night while he was returning back to his home after inaugurating a local Kali Puja.
The trader saw some miscreants coming at him brandishing fire arms. One of the miscreants shot twice in the air and said: “The time has arrived for you to be killed now …’
The trader hid himself behind the boundary wall of his house and started screaming for help.
Some neighbours came out from their house to see the trader at the mercy of the miscreants.
They started to scream there as a patrolling jeep of Asansol police appeared there.
The miscreants decamped in their car towards the main road.
The police, however, have learnt that this is not the first time that the trader was attacked.
“Some miscreants shot on his door on the day of Mahasaptami – during Durga Puja this year. It seems that some business rivals are active in this conspiracy. We have started an investigation,” a police officer said.
It should be recalled that a coal trader of Asansol was shot from the point blank range a few months ago, at a night while he was returning home riding his motorbike. The investigator believes that some coal mafia might be involved in the case.
An investigation was initiated. Shyamal Bauri, the coal trader later succumbed to his injury.