Cooch Behar villager shot at ‘over land’, neighbour blamed
A 36-year-old man in Jorpatki village under Mathabhanga police station of Cooch Behar was allegedly shot at by one of his neighbours on Tuesday over a land dispute.
Chamiul Mian sustained two bullet injuries on his chest and is under treatment at a private nursing home in Siliguri. He is reportedly critical. His brother Kadar Mian has filed a complaint with the police, accusing their neighbour Aharuddin Mian.
All are residents of Jorpatki, the village where CISF personnel had fired outside a local booth on April 10 this year during the Assembly elections, killing four youths.
In his complaint, Kadar has stated that last year, they had sold a part of their ancestral land to Aharuddin.
Since then, the latter had problems with them over the borders of the piece of land which was sold to him, the brother alleged.
On Tuesday evening, Aharuddin shot three rounds at Chamiul, one of which missed him, Kadar alleged. A team from Mathabhanga police are in search of the accused.