Chinsura: A gang of unidentified miscreants shot Bhadreswar Municipality Chairman Manoj Upadhyay to death on late Tuesday night at Bhadreswar.
The deceased identified as Chairman Manoj Upadhyay, returning home when some miscreants blocked his way and shot him from pointblank range.
According to locals, he was returning home from work. Local residents heard a gunshot and rushed to the spot. The victim was lying in a pool of blood. Immediately he sent to the Chandannagar hospital but doctor declared him dead.
Bhadreswar Municipality is the civic body that governs Bhadreswar and its surrounding areas in Chandannagore subdivision of Hooghly district, West Bengal. In the 2015 municipal elections for Bhadreswar Municipality Trinamool Congress won 11 seats, CPI (M) 5 seats, CPI 1 seat, Congress 1 seat, BJP 2 seats and an Independent 1 seat. Manoj Upadhyay won from 16 no word.