Bagnan: An All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was allegedly shot dead by unknown assailants in West Bengal’s Bagnan town, on Monday, three days after a second Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was allegedly killed in the state.
Following the incident, the TMC has accused the BJP of the attack.
The victim, identified as Mohammad Mohsin Khan, a Trinamool Congress booth level secretary in Bagnan area of Howrah district was on his way back home when he was shot late yesterday night, according to police.
Khan, 50, who had joined TMC two years ago, was earlier with Congress. His wife had recently won the Panchayat elections.
Last week, Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani accused TMC of targeted killings of BJP workers in West Bengal after the bodies of two BJP workers, Dulal Kumar and Trilochan Mahato were found hanging in Balarampur of Purulia district.
Kumar’s body was recovered hanging from a pole on June 2, while Mahato was found hanging from a tree on May 30.