CPI(M) leader shot at in West Midnapore



Jhargram: A CPI(M) local leader was on Friday shot at and seriously injured in Jhargram town in West Midnapore district by suspected Maoists, police said.

Gour Paichha, a CPI(M) local committee member of the town, was having tea at a stall near his house when six armed persons believed to be Maoists arrived on three motorcycles, they said.

The CPI(M) leader tried to take shelter in a neighbour's house when he was shot in the arm, waist and below the ear by the armed men, they said.

He was first taken to the district hospital and from there to the SKM hospital in Kolkata, where he was admitted in a critical condition, they added.

PTI