A marxist who had joined the Trinamool Congress recently was shot dead and his wife allegedly raped on Friday night at Sherkhanchowk on the Nandigram's border with Khejuri, a CPI(M) stronghold in East Midnapore district, the police said.
The house of the victim, Shankar Mondal, was surrounded by CPI(M) cadre before he was shot dead and his wife raped, the sources said.
Additional Superintendent of Police Chhoten Lama said Mondal was gunned down at 1:10 am and his wife allegedly raped. He said that both the Trinamool Congress and the CPI(M) claimed Mondal to be their supporter.
The victim's wife has been sent for medical tests, he said