Satyan Chowdhury, a leader of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), was fatally shot on Sunday by unidentified assailants in Baharampur, West Bengal, India Today reported. Despite being swiftly taken to a hospital, where he was urgently attended to, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
As reported by a local TMC leader, a group of individuals on motorcycles approached Chowdhury and fired upon him at close range.
An inquiry into the murder has been initiated by the police.
As per reports, Chowdhury was previously associated with Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, but later shifted allegiance and joined the ruling TMC.