A Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead by bike-borne assailants in West Bengal’s West Burdwan district was allegedly shot dead by three motorcycle-borne men around 11.40pm on Saturday.

Trinamool Congress councillor of Ward 66 in Barakar area in Asansol municipality Muhammad Khalid Khan was shot dead when he went out for a stroll after dinner, alleged his brother and eyewitness Armaan Khan.

“We have received a complaint and detained one person for questioning,” an officer of Kulti police station said.

According to the deceased’s brother, Khan was walking towards his home when three bike-borne men opened fire. He also named three suspects Kader Sheikh, Tinku Sheikh and Shahid Sheikh.

“His family members said that they have seen the attackers,” Jitendra Tiwari, the Mayor of Asansol Municipality and Trinamool leader said. Demanding arrest of the culprits, locals set up a roadblock in the morning. No arrest was made till 9 am.