A BJP worker was shot dead by unidentified assailants late last night in Bhatapara of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal. Security forces have been deployed in the area. An investigation has been started.
Reports say the incident took place at Kalitala area in ward no 7, under Jagaddal police station. Chandan Shaw was shot dead by unidentified miscreants when he was on his way home around 10.30 PM.
Sources said the incident occurred near Itbhata-Kalitala . They said while Shaw was returning home, four miscreants on two motorcycles accosted him. One of them fired from close range. Shaw was rushed to Bhatpara state general hospital where he was declared brought dead.
This comes close on the heels of another BJP worker, a close Smriti Irani aide, being killed in Amethi. Surendra Singh, a former village head, was allegedly shot dead by two unidentified men. At least 6-7 suspects were taken into custody by the police in connection with the case.