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West Bengal: TMC youth wing leader Najmul Sheikh shot dead

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WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 25, 2019, 01.29 PM (IST) Written By: Pooja Mehta

Trinamool Congress (TMC) youth wing leader Najmul Sheikh was shot dead in West Bengal's Berhampore by unidentified people on Monday.

Sheikh had set out for work and was waiting for a vessel to cross the river when three bike-borne youths appeared in front of him and fired several rounds of ammunition and fled from the spot.

Locals rushed Sheikh to the hospital where doctors declared him ‘brought dead’ on arrival.

While the TMC leaders maintain this to be the handiwork of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), the party has ruled out the allegation. On the other hand, BJP claimed that the shootout was a result of TMC’s infighting and factional feuds.

Meanwhile, the police has begun an investigation into the case. “We are going to gather CCTV footage in the vicinity to identify the accused. A case has been registered and we are investigating the matter,” said a senior police official.

Earlier this month, a TMC MLA from Krishnaganj constituency, Satyajit Biswas was shot dead by miscreants in Bengal’s Nadia district.

Biswas was attending a Saraswati Puja celebration at Majdia-Fulbari area around 8 pm when some miscreants opened fire at him.

He was immediately rushed to the Krishnagar district hospital, where he was declared dead. Doctors said that he succumbed to bullet injuries.

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On Monday morning Sheikh had set out for work and was waiting for a vessel to cross the river when three bike-borne youths appeared in front of him and fired several rounds of ammunition and fled from the spot.