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TMC leader shot dead in Bengal over land dispute

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KOLKATA: A

Trinamool Congress

leader from West Bengal‘s

North 24 Parganas

district was shot by a group of men during a dispute over a land deal on Monday.
The victim, identified as Bijan Das, 49, was visiting a colleague’s house when the incident occurred.
“He was declared brought dead when he was taken to the Barasat Medical College and Hospital. The accused are absconding.

We are investigating the matter,” the police officer told.
Das, who served as the deputy head of Guma 1 panchayat, was shot twice at close range, with one bullet hitting his head and the other piercing his left ear. Barasat MP Kakali Ghosh Dastidar, who visited the hospital, described the incident as tragic.
“Bijan’s death is an irreparable loss to the party. He started his political career from student politics and has been with the party since then. The police are investigating the case,” Ghosh Dastidar said.

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