Source: Times Of India
On Thursday night, in North 24 Paraganas, after phase 6 polling passes off peacefully, a 16-year-old boy was shot by bike-borne miscreants in Bhatpara, and that incident was followed by, several people being injured in a bombing in Jagaddal, on Friday. Incident details: A neighbour claimed that two youths came on a motorbike, opened fire and fled immediately. The boys scattered in panic, in search of cover but Raja was struck by the bullet in the head and he collapsed on the ground, bleeding profusely. He was rushed to Bhatpara State General Hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Claims of residents: Residents claimed that local miscreants were terrorizing people on the day of polling. People despite living in constant fear, ignored the threats, and went to cast their votes, after which the village was turned into chaos, goons opened fire and an innocent boy, who wasn’t even a voter, lost his life. Statements: Samir Chaudhari, Raja’s cousin said, “Raja was a class 9 drop out but wasn’t associated with any Political party. He used to take walks after dinner and chat with his friends but had to pay for his life after the goons opened fire and started shooting to take control of the area.
Both Trinamool Congress and BJP leaders have given their words, stating that none of their supporters was involved in the attack. However, an investigation, is in process, by the police, if rivalry could have led to the murder.
Senior office of Barrackpore
Commissionerate said, “Preliminarily, we suspect the goons targeted the boy and fired at him from point-blank range. A raid is on to nab the culprits.”