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TMC leader in Bengal’s Ashoknagar dies after being shot from point blank range

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TMC leader in Bengal’s Ashoknagar dies after being shot from point blank range

Kolkata, Feb 26 (Ajit Weekly News) Tension was brewing in Ashoknagar, a hamlet near the Indo-Bangladesh border in North 24 Parganas District of West Bengal on Monday following the murder of local Trinamool Congress leader and deputy chief of a panchayat late on Sunday night.

The deceased, Bijan Das (49), had gone to the house of one of his associates to rest as he was feeling unwell after attending a public function near the Guma Railway Station.

According to the residents of the area, suddenly a man barged into the room where Bijan Das was resting and shot him from point blank range.

Bijan Das was immediately shifted to the Barasat Government Medical College & Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Villagers told the police that internal party rivalry might be the reason behind the murder.

Police have identified a local resident named Gautam Das as the killer of the Trinamool Congress leader.

Gautam Das, who has a criminal record, is absconding and police have registered a case against him under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

The body of the deceased Trinamool Congress leader has been sent for post mortem.

–Ajit Weekly News

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