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Kolkata: An e-rickshaw (Toto) driver has been shot dead at Ichapur in the northern suburb of Kolkata. This happened in the wee hours today.

Police said that the deceased, Jayanta Sarkar (32) was a resident of Anandamath area at Ichapur. He got into a brawl with miscreant Mota Abhi at nearby Ramnagar area over some issue. In the course of this, Mota Abhi pumped a bullet in the stomach of Sarkar from a close range.

As Sarkar collapsed to the ground, people living in the neighbourhood rushed in hearing the gunshot. Seeing them, Mota Abhi fled from the spot.

Noapara Trinamool MLA, Sunil Singh, who learnt about the incident, arrived at the spot and rushed Sarkar to the BN Bose Sub-divisional Hospital at Barrackpore. Doctors declared Sarkar dead on arrival.