Local Congress leader shot dead in Hooghly

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Hooghly, Aug 27: A local Congress leader was shot dead by unidentified miscreants at his residence at Prabhatnagar under Srerampore police station in this district.

Officer In-charge Salil Ganguly said here today that former councillor of the Srerampore Municipality Bidyapati Sinha (45) was gunned down last night.

The assailants arrived on a motorbike and shot the Congress worker at close range, killing him on the spot.

The body has been sent for post-mortem, police said.

An investigation had been launched in the matter, police said, adding that no arrests had been made so far.


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