Toto driver shot dead by friend in Ichhapore
Kolkata: A toto driver was shot dead at Ramnagar in Ichhapore. Police have initiated a probe to apprehend the accused persons.According to police sources, Jayanta Sarkar, a resident of Anandamath area in Ichhapore was returning home with his friends in an inebriated state. Sarkar was walking with a stick in his hand and accidentally the stick hit a glass object of a roadside shop, resulting in breaking of the glass.Immediately, the owner of the shop came out and both party got involved in an altercation. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAll of a sudden a person from the Sarkar’s end, pushed the shop owner. As he was pushed, he hurled expletives at Sarkar’s group. Hearing it, a friend of Sarkar identified as Avi took out a fire arm and fired a shot aimlessly in the dark. The bullet hit the upper belly portion of Sarkar.He fell on the road bleeding profusely. Seeing him down on the road, others fled the scene. Some locals recovered Sarkar and took him to B N Bose Sub-Divisional Hospital where Sarkar was declared brought dead. Later, Sarkar’s family members lodged a complaint with Noapara Police Station against Avi and others.Police started a case under section 302 (murder), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and 25, 27 of the Arms Act. No one has been arrested till Thursday night. Sleuths suspect that Avi might have previous criminal record. They will also find out if Sarkar has any previous criminal record.