Eyewitnesses say Atikur Rehman and Sheikh Idrees also known as Bhola were having an argument in front of the former's house just off Shamshul Huda Road behind the shopping mall, when Idrees suddenly opened fire. Rehman fell to the ground. Idrees fled the crime scene.
A large crowd gathered outside an office Idrees had in the area and attacked with huge hammers. They smashed the walls down, pulled out papers and set them on fire. As tension spiraled in the neighbourhood, a large police contingent was rushed in to control the situation. A police statement on the incident is awaited. Sources police are on the lookout for Sheikh Idrees who is absconding.
Both Rehman and Idrees lived in the same neighborhood of Karaya in south Kolkata. Rehman's family says they even worked together on property deals but had fallen out over control of a 40 square foot space on the fourth floor of an under-construction building.
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