Three persons were killed and five others were injured after a bomb exploded in the household,also a bomb manufacturing unit,of a TMC worker in Mangalkot in Burdwan district in the wee hours. Three persons who were charred to death in the explosion have been identified as Meher Sheikh,Kurban Shiekh and Asthiya Biwi. All the three victims are members of the same family,said a senior police official.
Kurban Shikeh died at the spot,while Meher Sheikh and Asthiya Biwi succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital. Meanwhile,Rosina Biwi,a member of the same family,is in a critical condition. Rosina Biwi has been admitted to the Burdwan district hospital.
According to sources,infighting between two groups of TMC was going on in the area for the past few days. The infighting started over the jobs given to the family of Meher Sheikh under the NREGS scheme at Dhasona gram panchayat area in Mangalkot police station area.
Basab Talukdar,DIG,Burdwan Range along with S M Mirza,SP,Burdwan visited the spot after the incident. Talukdar,after visiting the areas said that the house was loaded with the raw materials needed to make bombs and the bombs exploded inside the house. Mirza also claimed that there is no possibility of an outsider being involved in the incident. The police seized some bomb-making materials and ammunition from the house. A forensic team from Kolkata has also been sent to the spot.
At a time when the local TMC leaders claimed that a group of miscreants backed by CPM hurled bombs at the house,Shajahan Choudhury,MLA,Mangalkot said that the explosion is a result of infighting of the TMC over the profit-sharing in catering jobs to the villagers under the NREGS scheme.