Jalpaiguri: The bullet riddled body of a youth was found at Lataguri area under Gorumara forest in Jalpaiguri on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Aftabul Haque aged 25 years and a resident of Kumarpara area at Baradighi.
The locals accused forest guards of shooting down the youth, who had gone to fetch fire woods. Forest officials and Metali police rushed to the spot and recovered the body.
An investigation has been launched by the police. On the other hand denying allegation forest official Bidyut Sarkar said that no incident of firing in the forest had been reported.