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Congress supporter killed during poll violence in West Bengal's Murshidabad, family alleges TMC hand

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 23 April 2019, 03:23 PM
Congress workers killed during poll violence in West Bengal's Murshidabad, family alleges TMC hand
Congress workers killed during poll violence in West Bengal's Murshidabad, family alleges TMC hand

A Congress supporter was killed during poll violence in West Bengal’s Murshidabad where polling for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections was underway on Tuesday. The family was of the deceased man's alleged that he was attacked by the Trinamool Congress supporters.

The incident took place in Murshidabad constituency's Baligram area when Congress supporter was standing in a queue to vote. TMC workers allegedly clashed with the Congress party supporters and beat them black and blue.

West Bengal witnessed a spree of violence in the second as well as third phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections. Earlier in the day, three TMC workers were injured after a crude bomb was hurled at them.

The injured - Tujam Ansari, Masadul Islam, and Mallick Mondal – sustained serious injuries after some unknown assailants hurled the crude bomb on them. They were shifted to Murshidabad Medical college hospital where their condition was stated to be stable.

"Among the injured one person is a husband of Domkal's councillor. The injured have been admitted to Murshidabad Medical college hospital," police said.

Polling in the third and largest phase of Lok Sabha election in 117 seats (including Anantnag's first phase of voting) was being held on Tuesday. In West Bengal, voting for the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections was underway in Murshidabad along with Balurghat, Maldaha Uttar, Maldaha Dakshin, Jangipur constituencies. The TMC has fielded Abu Taher Khan as its candidate from Murshidabad against BJP's Humayun Kabir.

First Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 03:05 PM
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