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By A Newsman

Hooghly, 12 October: MISCREANTS shot dead a trader in broad public view in front of Nabagram Hiralal Paul College at Konnagar in Hooghly this afternoon.

Shyamal Das was riding a motorbike from Dankuni to Uttarpara around 2 pm, when three miscreants on a motorcycle stopped him near the Konnagar College and shot him from a close range and sped away.

They fired three bullets at the trader, making him collapse on the road with his motorbike.

On being informed by passers-by, a team from Uttarpara police station came to the spot and rushed injured Das to Uttarpara State General Hospital. Doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Police suspect that the trader, who had businesses at Dankuni and Uttarpara, has been killed due to business rivalry. The miscreants were hired by someone else, they suspect.