South 24 Parganas, West Bengal:
Trinamool Congress councillor Mithun Tikadar was shot at by unidentified gunmen in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district on Monday. The attackers also reportedly threw a locally-made crude bomb at Mr Tikadar, which missed him. The incident happened in the district’s Budge Budge area.
Mr Tikadar was immediately taken to a hospital nearby, where he is being given the necessary treatment.
Mithun Tikadar is a Trinamool Congress councillor from ward no. 20 of Budge Budge municipality in South 24 Parganas district.
The incident happened days after the killing of Trinamool Congress legislator Satyajit Biswas in West Bengal’s Nadia district.
Mr Biswas, who was elected from Krishnaganj in Nadia district, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen near a Saraswati puja on February, 9.
The West Bengal police are carrying out an investigation into yesterday’s shooting on Mithun Tikadar. The gunmen have not yet been identified.