A Trinamool Congress worker was shot dead in brought day light at Jagatpur in Baguiati on Thursday morning. Police suspect that he was killed for protesting against illegal construction.
Police said three bike-borne miscreants approached when the victim Sanjay Roy alias Buro was standing near Jagatpur auto-rickshaw stand.
They opened fire before anyone could have understood what was happening. Moreover, the miscreants stabbed him with chopper to ensure his death.
The miscreants had their faces covered with clothes and they took just two to three minutes to carry out the operation.
Thus the local people couldn’t identify them.
Police reached the spot soon after getting information and Roy was admitted to a private hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Investigation revealed that the miscreants had followed him for the quite few days and they knew that Roy used to visit the auto-rickshaw stand almost every day.
There was someone present at the spot, who was keeping a tab on Roy, and the miscreants reached the spot only after being tipped off by the person.
The victim’s body has been sent for post-mortem and hundreds of local residents demanded immediate arrest of the accused.
A police officer said that they had talked to the close associates of the victim to know whether he had got engaged into dispute with any person in the recent past.
The investigating officers came to know that he had raised his voice against some people those were engaged in illegal construction of buildings.
He had also protested against filling of ponds and the syndicate raj to supply building materials to real estate agents in the area.
The police have ascertained that who could be behind the crime and conducted raids to arrest those who are suspected to be involved in the crime. A senior police officer said that they will be arrested soon.
A youth, who also used to be with Roy while raising voice against any illegal work in the area, said that the miscreants targeted Roy to terrorise the youth those had supported him to protest in the past few years.
“It was his nature to raise voice against any illegal activities. A person will be wrong if he thinks that he started raising voice only after the change of guard in the state,” he said, adding that they expect that the police will arrest the culprits as soon as possible.