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Cooch Behar: A BJP worker has been shot at in Cooch Behar district by suspected Trinamool backed miscreants. The grievously injured BJP worker is now battling for life at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri.

The attack took place late yesterday at Chandamari village off Cooch Behar town when the BJP worker Narayan Sarkar (19) was returning home last night.

The attack comes a day after a similar attack on a CPI-M meeting claimed the life offer CPI-M worker named Ramzan Miya (48) at Jamaldaha in Mekhliganj police station area in the district.

In case of the attack on the BJP worker, he was surrounded by a group of miscreants equipped with firearms and then shot from a close range. Sarkar collapsed to the ground at once.

Hearing the gunshots, people from the vicinity rushed out of their homes and this made the miscreants flee. Sarkar was taken to the MJN Hospital in Cooch Behar town.

But with his condition deteriorating fast, Sarkar was referred to the North Bengal Medical College in the night itself. Doctors have said that Sarkari is still not out of danger. Police are yet to arrest anyone in this connection.