Baharampur: A Trinamool Congress worker was on Sunday shot dead by unidentified assailants at Majjampur village under Beldanga police station in Murshidabad district, police said.
The incident occurred this morning when Achhor Ali (35) was going from his home to a tea stall and was shot dead by assailants who also hurled several bombs to scare the local people.
Enraged over the incident, the locals later gheraoed Beldanga police station and National Highway 34 for several hours to protest against the murder, police said.
Beldanga Block president Gholam Kibriya alleged that the miscreants were from Congress party. Congress MLA of Beldanga Safiujjaman, however, said it is not a political incident. “It is a result of turfwar among miscreants,” he said.
Two persons were detained in connection with the killing, police said. Kibriya claimed that two elderly persons, Akhtar Ali (70) and Nouza Bibi (65) died of shock on hearing the bomb blasts near their homes in the village. However, there is no official confirmation on this.