Kolkata: An ex-paramilitary man in Nadia district of West Bengal shot dead his friend on Sunday as the former suspected him of having an extra-marital affair with his wife.

The accused, identified as Bibhash Mondal, allegedly shot his friend Subhas Biwas twice on Sunday morning. The victim was rushed to the hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead, informed police.

 “Bibhash Mondal, an ex-Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man, allegedly shot his friend Subhas Biwas twice on Sunday morning when he was sitting at a shop near his residence in Nadia’s palashipara,” a district police official was quoted as saying in an IANS report.

Adding further, he said, “Biswas sustained two bullet injuries in his chest and abdomen. He was rushed to a hospital by his family members and neighbours where he was declared brought dead.”

The IANS report quotes locals as claiming that Biswas and Mondal were close friends for many years but their relationship deteriorated recently after the latter suspected Biswas of having an extra-marital affair with his wife.

“He (Mondal) came and started firing at his friend, when he saw him outside the shop at around 7am Biswas collapsed on the ground as two bullets had hit him,” a witness said. The accused is absconding, police said.

“Mondal is at large since the incident. We are looking for him. His wife and the rest of the family members will be interrogated,” the official added.

(Inputs from IANS)