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Barasat: A former CPI-M councillor of Titagarh Municipality in North 24-Parganas has been shot dead. The incident took place today early afternoon.

Preliminary reports suggest that Dinanath Yadav (72) a former councillor of Titagarh’s ward 11 has been shot dead at Khardah’s Laxmi Ghat area. His nephew, Govinda Yadav, fired him in the abdomen over a dispute centring ancestral property.

Soon after being shot at, other family members rushed Dinanath was rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. Police have arrested accused nephew Govinda.