A 12-hour shutdown was observed on Wednesday in West Bengal's Nandigram following the killing of a local Trinamool Congress leader by a group of unidentified persons.
"The shutdown is peaceful. No untoward incident has been reported so far," an officer of Nandigram police station, said.
Police sources said the incident took place late Tuesday night when Nishikanta Mondal, Trinamool Congress panchayat pradhan (chief) of Sonachura village, was killed by a group of miscreants. Mondal was returning from a party meeting when he was attacked near his residence.
According to local sources, the perpetrators came from Khejuri area, a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) stronghold in East Midnapore district.