One killed in Bengal poll violence

A poll official applies indelible phosphorus ink on the fore finger of a voter (File Photo/IANS)

Kolkata: One person was killed after the workers of Trinamool Congress and Congress clashed in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district during the third phase of Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday, the police said.

“One person identified as Tiyarul Sheikh has succumbed to his injuries,” said an officer at Ranitala police station.

The clash occurred outside polling booth No. 188 of the Bhagwangola Assembly segment in the Murshidabad parliamentary constituency.

Voters at the booth revealed that Trinamool and Congress workers attacked each other with bamboo sticks and sickles.

A Trinamool panchayat member and few Congress workers were injured in the incident. Later, Tiyarul Shiekh died at a nearby hospital.

The deceased’s son Mohtab Sheikh said that his father had accompanied him to the booth as he was a first-time voter.

“My father accompanied me to the polling station as I was voting for the first time,” Mohtab said, as he broke into tears.

Updated on: April 23, 2019 at 16:52 IST  |  Published on: April 23, 2019 at 16:32 IST


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