Barasat (WB): A newly-elected leader of a panchayat samiti was allegedly shot dead late on Monday in North 24 Parganas district, police said.
The incident took place when the victim, a leader of the Hasnabad panchayat samiti, was killed by the miscreants near Tokipur Bazar area, leading to his death on the spot, they said.
Later, agitated locals and CPI(M) activists staged a road blockade in the area.
CPI(M) leader Goutam Deb said they would lead a procession tomorrow in Kolkata protesting against the attack.
He said they would march with the body of the deceased party leader to the state secretariat.