An elected Trinamool Congress gram panchayat member has been murdered in South Parganas district in continuation of the poll-related violence in West Bengal.
The incident happened late Friday evening in Magrahat and the deceased has been recognized as Moimur Gharami.
With this, the general whole loss of life toll within the violence linked to the lately concluded panchayat polls within the state has elevated to 55.
During the assault, Gharami’s shut affiliate Sahajahan Molla was shot and injured. He is presently below therapy at an area hospital and is alleged to be in crucial situation.
Meanwhile, 4 folks have been arrested in connection to the homicide.
Local folks within the space advised the police that whereas Gharami was returning residence, he was all of a sudden surrounded by a bunch of unidentified miscreants.
Gharami was first hacked after which shot at from a detailed vary, killing him on the spot.
Molla, who rushed to save lots of him, was additionally shot by the attackers.
An enormous police contingent of the Diamond Harbour district police led by sub-divisional police officer Mitun De reached the spot.
“The deceased was an elected gram panchayat member from Arjunpur in Magrahat (east) block of South 24 Parganas district. He lately had a feud with some native anti-social components. The killing might be the fallout of that, ” De stated.