Trinamool leader held for shooting dead boy in Bengal

Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) A local Trinamool Congress leader was arrested for allegedly shooting dead a youth and injuring another, on Sunday while trying to flee from an accident site in West Bengal’s Malda district.

According to a police complaint, Englishbazar Panchayat Samity chief Pabitra Roy allegedly opened fire from inside his vehicle when a mob chased it after it fatally knocked down a cyclist.

While 18-year-old Asim Mondal died on the spot, another boy accompanying him has been admitted to a hospital with a serious bullet injury.

“We have arrested Roy and seized a gun and his vehicle,” said a police officer.

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