Asansol, Aug 25 : TMC Councillor Md Khalid Khan of West Burdwan municipality was shot dead in front of his younger brother near their home, while a powerful explosion ripped through the roof of a TMC leader in Birbhum as political extermination continued to rock West Bengal for the past four months.
Khalid was shot twice, on his leg and chest from close range by three motor-cycle borne assailants near his house late last night at Monberia under Barakar block in Asansol police jurisdiction.
Middle aged Khalid, Councillor of Asansol Municipality's Ward No. 66, was roaming around his house after the dinner around 2330 hours when the armed youths on the two-wheeler stopped near him and first shot on one of his legs and when he fell on the road another shot on his chest from close range.
He was declared brought dead at the Asansol zilla hospital by the medics.
Municipal mayor Jitender Tiwari and Borough chairman Md Gulam Swayar visited the scene of crime in the mid night.
Brother Arman said his elder brother was shot dead in front of him before he could help him. He said of the three, two got down from the bike and one of them shot twice on the TMC Councillor.
Police investigating the murder were trying to ascertain if there were any personal enmity behind the killing as the victim's father was also came under attack.
Elsewhere, the house of a TMC leader was partially damage after an explosion happened at Boira gram panchayat area under Kankortala in Birbhum district on Saturday evening.
Panchayat member Mohiboor's house was damaged as the roof ripped apart triggered by the blast. District police chief Shyam Singh said they were investigating the blast with help of forensic experts.
TMC leader Bikash Roy Chowdhury charged the BJP for the explosion saying there was no case of blast so far but when their leader arrived home after jail the explosion happened.
BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said the TMC was behind the blast as whole Birbhum
district has been under the terror from the TMC's goons. (UNI)