Howrah: An auto-rickshaw driver has died in Howrah after being shot-at by miscreants from a close range.
The victim has been identified as Ashish Jele (26), a resident of Howrah’s Amta. The attack on him took place this evening at Hirapur area in Uluberia.
Police said that the auto-rickshaw driver was crossing the area in the evening when some miscreants on a motorcycle fired at him from a close range and sped away.
Jele at once collapsed to the ground and, by the time a team from Uluberia police station took him to the hospital, he was already dead.
Police have sent his dead body for post-mortem but are yet to ascertain the motive behind the crime.