TMC leader shot at in West Bengal's Cooch Behar

Animesh Roy, the panchayat pradhan of Lalbazar in Sitalkuchi received a gunshot wound on his right thigh, the police said.
Armed men, who are yet to be identified, fired targeting the TMC leader.
Armed men, who are yet to be identified, fired targeting the TMC leader.

COOCH BEHAR: A local TMC leader was shot at in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district, police said on Friday.

Animesh Roy, the panchayat pradhan of Lalbazar in Sitalkuchi, was returning home along with an aide on Thursday night when he was attacked, they said.

Armed men, who are yet to be identified, fired targetting him.

Roy received a gunshot wound on his right thigh, they added. Roy's aide was also injured in the firing, a police officer said.

An investigation was underway and efforts were on to nab those behind the attack, he said.

"We are also talking to his family. They are not saying much," he added.

Roy is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the district and his condition is very critical, the officer said.

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