Malda, July 11: One person died of gunshot injury and two others were injured in separate incidents in Malda town, the police said on Monday.
Unidentified men came and shot at Mintu Sheikh, 34, at a liquor den at Malda town last night. He was rushed to Malda Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injury, the police said.
Business rivalry was suspected to the motive behind the incident, the police said adding that one person was today detained in this connection.
In the second incident, a 16-year-old youth was injured in a cross fire when two rival gangs hurled bombs and exchanged fire between themselves at Chotokamar area under Baishanabnagar police station yesterday, the police said.
The youth who sustained bullet wounds on his leg was taken to Malda Medical College and Hospital from where he was referred to Kolkata. In another incident, a farmer was fired upon yesterday when he was returning home from his field last evening.
Previous enmity was suspected to be the motive, the police said. He was admitted to a local nursing home.