W.Bengal polls: 1 dead and many injured in violence

     Written by : SMTV24x7 | Mon, Apr 23, 2018, 10:32 PM

W.Bengal polls: 1 dead and many injured in violence

Kolkata, April 23: Widespread violence and clashes between rival political groups claimed one life while a Congress legislator was among a large number of people injured on the extended date of filing nominations for the West Bengal Panchayat polls on Monday.

Acting on a Calcutta High Court order, the State Election Commission extended the last day of filing nomination for the state rural election to Monday between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A number of persons were injured in the clashes that broke out in various districts, with Birbhum and Murshidabad being the most volatile.

One person was allegedly shot dead in Birbhum's Suri during a clash between activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, while Congress lawmaker Manoj Chakraborty was beaten up with bamboo poles outside the Block Development Officer's office in Baharampur of Murshidabad district.