Trinamool Leader Shot Dead In Nimta

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Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader was shot dead by bike-bourne assailants in Nimta of North 24 Pargana district on Tuesday, police said.

Nirmal Kundu, the TMC President for ward no. 6 of Nimta area, was allegedly shot twice in the head on an open road around 7 p.m.

“According to primary investigation, four-five unidentified men on motorbikes shot Kundu twice. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead,” said an officer from Nimta police station.

While the local TMC leadership blamed the BJP for the murder, the officer added: “We are probing the case. So far, we haven’t found any evidence to clarify the motive behind the killing.”