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More clashes,bloodshed

Three persons were killed and 40 others injured in clashes across the state since Monday night as counting drew to an end

Alipurduar in Jalpaiguri

A clash between Congress and Trinamool Congress supporters left one dead and three injured at Patlakhawa in Alipurduar block I Tuesday. One of the injured is critical. “Ganesh Sarkar had recently joined the Trinamool from the Congress. He was taunted by a group of jubilant Congress workers,who won the local seat. Enraged,Sarkar hit the Congress workers with a sharp object and killed one and injured three,” said SP,Jalpaiguri,Amit P Javalgi. Sarkar has been arrested.

Kanksa in Burdwan

Counting agents of the Trinamool and CPM clashed leaving six injured Monday night. Both the Trinamool and CPM filed a complaint with the police.

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At Shahbazpur in Kaliachowk,42-year-old Noor Sheikh,a Congress supporter,was found dead with his throat slit late Monday night outside his home. The Congress MLA of Baishnabnagar,Isha Khan Chowdhury,visited Noor’s house Monday morning. “The family has no idea about who could have done this,” he said.

At Harishchandrapur,32-year-old Motiur Rehman was beaten up by Congress supporters with bricks and rod. He later succumbed to his injuries. An FIR has been lodged against 20 Congress supporters.


A CPM office was ransacked allegedly by Trinamool supporters at Kowgachi in Barrackpore on Monday night. Two locals were injured after they came out of their house after hearing the commotion. At Habra I,a shop run by CPM’s victorious gram panchayat candidate Nanda Khan was vandalised. No one has been arrested so far in both cases.

North Dinajpur

Trinamool supporters allegedly attacked victorious CPM candidate Tarini Sinha Ray early on Tuesday at Islampur. Family members said a dozen armed people attacked their house and ransacked it. At least 20 supporters of the Trinamool,CPM and the Congress were hurt in clashes at Chopra block since Tuesday morning after the counting process ended.



At Trinamool stronghold area of Alinagar in Polba in Hooghly district,at least seven CPM workers,including a zilla parishad contestant,were severely beaten up Monday night. The local CPM office was vandalised and Rs 30,000 looted. Two of the assaulted injured CPM workers were rushed to a Chinsurah hospital where their condition is said to be critical.

First published on: 31-07-2013 at 02:49 IST
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