CPI(M) candidate's husband killed during panchayat election
A CPI(M) gram panchayat candidate's husband was today killed and another party candidate beaten up allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters in Burdwan district in the second phase panchayat elections in West Bengal, police said.
Mohammed Sheikh Hasmat, husband of Monowara Bibi who is a candidate of Madhudanga gram panchayat under Jamuria police station, was killed when bombs were hurled at him while he was on his way to cast ballot.
In another incident, CPI(M) candidate for Panuria gram panchayat Siddhartha Banerjee was injured when he was beaten up in his locality.
Meanwhile, CPI(M) MP Banshagopal Chowdhury alleged that three booths had been captured by Trinamool workers in Jemari area.
Three districts - Burdwan, East Midnapore and Hooghly are going to polls during the second phase of 5-phase three-tier panchayat elections.
A report from east Midnapore district quoting police sources, said that that a bomb was hurled at booth no 29/1 at Nandigram after a clash between ruling Trinamool Congress and Congress workers.
A Congress worker got head injuries when a clash broke out there.
At booth nos 145 and 146 in Mahisadal, there was a scuffle between TMC and CPI(M) supporters.
Some booths were also jammed at Moyna after which the police intervened.
At Patashpur, a house of a CPI(M)candidate's agent was ransacked last night.