West Bengal: Complainant guns down accused in court

Hooghly (WB): An accused was shot dead in court premises allegedly by the plaintiff in Hooghly district before hearing of a case in which the former was charged with taking away the latter's wife.

Superintendent of Police Tanmoy Roychowdhury said Arshad Sheikh allegedly shot Somnath Koley (32) in the premises of Chandarnagar additional chief judicial magistrate's court at about 11 am.

Both had come to the court in connection with with the hearing of a three-year-old case in which Arshad had accused Koley, a resident of Baidyabati in the same district, of taking away his wife.

Koley was taken to the Chandarnagar Subdivisioanl Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

The SP said the police arrested Arshad from a toilet in the court where he had hidden after the incident.