Owner of a liquor shop was shot dead by some unidentified miscreants over an issue of changing currency note at Bagnan in Howrah on Saturday night.
Police said some youth came to the liquor shop at around 9.30 pm.
They engaged in a heated altercation with the shop owner over changing a note of Rs 500. The victim suggested them to by some more things but the accused denied accepting his proposal and started abusing.
The shop owner Raghab Santra came out of the shop to convince them that he could not change the amount.
Suddenly, one of the accused pushed Santra and shot him from a close range. One of the employees who came to his rescue was also beaten up by the accused. Santra was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
According to local people, the miscreants fled on their motor cycles immediately after the incidents. Police are conducting raids to attest the culprits.
They are also interrogating the local people and the employees of the liquor shop. Incident had triggered tension in the area.