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Two TMC leaders shot dead, 16 arrested

PTI
Published : Jun 18, 2017, 5:59 am IST
Updated : Jun 18, 2017, 5:59 am IST

The gunmen killed Shahjahan near his house at Ghoraberia and his brother Saleem at Mundeswari river ferry ghat almost at the same time on Friday.

Two persons, including a woman, were also injured when the assailants fired on Sheikh Saleem. (Representational Image)
 Two persons, including a woman, were also injured when the assailants fired on Sheikh Saleem. (Representational Image)

Howrah: Two local leaders of the Trinamul Congress (TMC), who were also brothers, were shot dead separately in Howrah district, the police said on Saturday.

The gunmen killed Shahjahan near his house at Ghoraberia and his brother Sheikh Saleem at Mundeswari river ferry ghat almost at the same time on Friday. Two persons, including a woman, were also injured when the assailants fired on Sheikh Saleem. They have been admitted to a hospital, the police said.

Altogether 16 persons have been arrested in connection with the double murder since Friday and arms and ammunition were seized from their possession.

Senior TMC leaders Firhad Hakim, Mukul Roy and Sultan Ahmed on Saturday visited the house the brothers.

Tags: trinamul congress, 16 arrested, shot dead
Location: India, West Bengal, Haora (Howrah)