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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.