Bengal BJYM leader shot dead at home; one held

A 37-year-old Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha BJYM leader was shot dead at his home in West Bengals Uttar Dinajpur district and the police arrested one person in this connection, an official said on Monday.Mithun Ghosh, a local leader of the BJPs youth wing, was fired upon at around 9.30 pm on Sunday.


PTI | Raiganj | Updated: 18-10-2021 19:11 IST | Created: 18-10-2021 19:11 IST
Bengal BJYM leader shot dead at home; one held
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A 37-year-old Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader was shot dead at his home in West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur district and the police arrested one person in this connection, an official said on Monday.

Mithun Ghosh, a local leader of the BJP's youth wing, was fired upon at around 9.30 pm on Sunday. When he was taken to a hospital, doctors declared him brought dead, district Superintendent of Police Mohammed Sana Akhtar told PTI.

Ghosh had gone out with two persons and brought home a couple of firearms. The bullet which killed him was fired from one of those weapons, he said.

“It is still not clear how the incident occurred. It was also not known yet why he had brought the two firearms. We are investigating the matter,” Akhtar said.

An FIR was registered by the police after Ghosh's cousin lodged a complaint alleging that two persons with whom the BJYM leader had gone out on Sunday were involved in the murder. The SP said one of the two accused was arrested while a search is on for the other. Local BJP leaders claimed that goons of the ruling Trinamool Congress were behind the killing of Ghosh.

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