West Bengal BJP Leader Manish Shukla Shot Dead In North 24 Pargana

Sources said that some bike-borne men opened indiscriminate fire at BJP leader Manish Shukla in Titagarh of West Bengal, resulting in his death.

Jessica David

October 5, 2020

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A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manish Shukla was shot dead on Sunday night (October 4) near Titagarh in North 24 Parganas district. The incident took place on BT road, barely a few metres away from the local police station. Police sources said Shukla was shot multiple times in the back and upper torso. He was immediately taken to a private hospital on the EM Bypass where he was declared brought dead. According to eyewitnesses, the assailants came on motorcycles and their faces were covered with masks and helmets. Two other BJP workers also sustained bullet injuries during the attack as they tried to save Shukla.

BJP’s West Bengal unit has already called for a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Barrackpore on Monday (October 5) in protest against the murder. A central team of the BJP, comprising general secretary Sanjay Singh, MPs Arjun Singh, Saumitra Khan, Jagannath Sarkar and Shanku Deb Panda will visit Shukla’s residence on Monday, sources said. West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar has also summoned CM Mamata Banerjee and state police over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

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