Ahead of polling in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, a BJP worker Raman Singh was found dead last night in Gopiballabpur, Jhargram. The BJP has blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress for Singh's death. However, the Trinamool Congress has denied any links to death. BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya alleged that Trinamool workers entered his home and killed him, as per reports.
Two other BJP workers Ananta Guchait and Ranjit Maity shot at last night at Bhagabanpur in East Medinipur. Apart from Jhargram, Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Medinipur, Bankura, Bishnupur, Purulia are voting today. In Jhargram, Lalgarh Prulia and Junglemahal, the Trinamool had lost ground to the BJP in the rural poll last year. West Bengal has witnessed a violence and clashes on polling days in the previous phases of voting. Several Trinamool and BJP workers have been injured in clashes in many parts of the state.
The body of a Trinamool worker was found in Kanthi's Mardhara area on Sunday morning. The area comes under the Contai Lok Sabha seat. He has been identified as Sudhakar Maiti. According to sources, he was visiting a sick relative at the Kanthi Sub-Divisional Hospital on Saturday night after which he went missing.
According to police, around 10:30 pm, they were informed that Maiti was brought back to the same hospital after being at a distant location.
The doctor declared him brought dead. Although he was an active Left activist, he had recently turned towards the ruling Trinamool Congress. Police have started a probe into the incident.
In another incident, former police officer Bharati Ghosh, the BJP candidate in Bengal's Ghatal, was pushed to the ground by a group of people at a polling station.