Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress youth leader was allegedly shot dead by bike-borne assailants in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Monday, said police. The incident occurred at around 10 AM when assailants shot Nazimul Sheikh. Also Read - Bengal Lockdown Update: Will Restrictions be Eased in State From June 16? BIG Announcement Expected Today

The Trinamool Congress youth leader is a resident of Behrampur area. An officer from Behrampur police station said, “Sheikh was shot twice by the miscreants near his residence. He was rushed to the Murshidabad Medical College where he was declared brought dead.” Also Read - 'Unless I Can be Teleported': Abhijit Mukherjee, Late President Pranab Mukherjee's Son, on Joining TMC

The police claimed that the victim already had many criminal cases against him. The officer said, “Sheikh was charged with a number of criminal cases and was imprisoned for a few months. He was associated with the Trinamool Congress. A probe in ongoing.” Also Read - ‘No Excuse Please’: SC Asks West Bengal Govt to Implement One Nation-One Ration Card Immediately

The incident comes in the wake of the murder of Trinamool MLA Satyajit Biswas in Nadia on February 9. The West Bengal police arrested two accused on Sunday in connection with the murder of the 41-year-old. An FIR was registered against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy and four others on the complaint of an eye-witness Milind Saha. Moreover, the Officer-In-Charge (OC) of Hanskhali Police Station was suspended for his alleged involvement in the case.

The TMC MLA representing Krishnaganj constituency in the assembly was shot dead at a point-blank range when he was walking from the dais. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors declared him as ‘brought dead’. Soon after the incident, the ruling TMC claimed that the murder was planned by the BJP party members. The saffron party, on the other hand, responded that the attack was the result of the ruling TMC party’s infighting.

In yet another incident on December 2018, three people, including a TMC member, were killed when unknown assailants fired upon the vehicle of party MLA Biswanath Das at a petrol pump in 24 South Parganas district of West Bengal.

(With Agency inputs)