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TMC leader shot dead in front of his brother in West Burdwan, Explosion in TMC leader's house in Birbhum

TMC leader shot dead in front of his brother in West Burdwan, Explosion in TMC leader's house in Birbhum

Asansol, Aug 25 (UNI) TMC Councillor Md Khalid Khan of West Burdwan municipality

was shot dead in front of his younger brother near their home, while a powerful

explosion ripped through the roof of a TMC leader in Birbhum as political extermination

continued to rock West Bengal for past four months.

Khalid was shot twice, on his leg and chest from close range by three motor-cycle

borne assailants near his house late last night at Monberia under Barakar block in

Asansol police jurisdiction.

Middle age Khalid, Councilor of Asansol Municipality's Ward No. 66, was roaming

around his house after the dinner around 2330 hours when the armed youths on the

two-wheeler stopped near him and first shot on one of his legs and when he fell on

the road another shot on his chest from close range.

He was declared brought dead at the Asansol zilla hospital by the medics.

Municipal mayor Jitender Tiwari and Borough chairman Md Gulam Swayar visited

the scene of crime in the mid night.

Brother Arman said his elder brother was shot dead in front of him before he

could help him. He said of the three, two got down from the bike and one of them

shot twice on the TMC Councillor.

Police investigating the murder were trying to ascertain if there were any personal

enmity behind the killing as the victim's father was also came under attack.

Elsewhere, the house of a TMC leader was partially damage after an explosion

happened at Boira gram panchayet area under Kankortala in Birbhum district

on Saturday evening.

Panchayat member Mohiboor's house was damaged as the roof ripped apart

triggered by the blast.

District police chief Shyam Singh said they were investigating the blast with

help of forensic experts.

TMC leader Bikash Roy Chowdhury charged the BJP for the explosion saying

there was no case of blast so far but when their leader arrived home after jail the

explosion happened.

BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said the TMC was behind the blast as whole Birbhum

district has been under the terror from the TMC's goons.


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