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Barasat: THE mother-in-law of a Trinamool councillor at Madhyamgram in North 24-Parganas has been shot dead by unidentified miscreants.

The incident occurred at Vivekananda Nagar area (ward 6) of Madhyamgram last night. The deceased woman has been identified as Deepali Biswas (65).

Her son Barun Biswas is a Trinamool leader while his wife Barnali Biswas is a Trinamool councillor in Madhyamgram Municipality.

The two have told police that they went out yesterday evening leaving elderly Deepali Biswas alone at home. On returning around 11 pm in the night, they found the main door to the house ajar and on stepping in found Deepali lying on her bed with a bullet injury in the abdomen.

Curiously, neighbours did not hear the sound of any commotion in the house or the sound of firing bullets. Sources have said that the deceased woman’s younger son and his wife are locked in a legal battle over marital discord and the killing may be linked to this.

Police have registered a case of murder against unknown person(s) and have initiated a probe. No arrests have been made yet.