In a sad and shocking turn of events, a Mayapur community devotee, Rashik Shekhar Das, was shot dead in his office in Gournagar, just adjacent to the ISKCON property in Mayapur, West Bengal.
The victim was shot point blank four times during the attack, which took place on the night of February 1st, between 6:45 and 7:00pm.
“This was not a random incident but a planned attack,” said Balakrishna Seva Das, speaking on behalf of the Mayapur Secretariat Office.
Police are currently investigating the case, and are holding a suspect. They have also recovered CCTV footage showing two people with covered faces in the office at the time of the shooting.
ISKCON Mayapur has made contact with State Police authorities so that the case will be given due diligence, and are hoping that it will be solved and a motive found.
The victim, Rashik Shekhar Das, was a Mayapur community member involved in several businesses, including ghee production and land sales.
Mayapur managers requested the community that they should "inform the ISKCON Security Office if any of the community members feel any threat to their personal security, or see any suspicious activities in the community,” Balakrishna Seva Das said.[ death ] [ mayapur ]