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One person killed in poll violence in Murshidabad district

A 35-year-old CPI(M) Supporter Was Today Killed And His Body Was Found Lying Outside A Polling Booth At Shibapara Area Under Domkal Assembly Seat In Murshidabad District Where Polling For The Third Phase Is Underway.

PTI | Updated on: 21 Apr 2016, 10:34:28 AM


A 35-year-old CPI(M) supporter was today killed and his body was found lying outside a polling booth at Shibapara area under Domkal Assembly seat in Murshidabad district where polling for the third phase is underway.

CPI(M) candidate and former minister Anisur Rahman said that the man identified as Tahidur Islam was killed when bombs were hurled outside the polling booth.

Murshidabad Superintendent of police C Sudhakar, however, said the murder was not related to polls.

Tahidur was stabbed somewhere else and his body was dumped near the booth, the SP said.

Rahman also alleged jamming of booths by Trinamool Congress supporters.

Congress candidate of Hariharpara Assembly seat in the same district Mir Alam Gir alleged that two party supporters were beaten up allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers at Hosseinpur.

Trinamool Congress, however, denied the charges.

Polling is being held in 22 Assembly constituencies of the district out of the total 62 seats, where polling is underway.

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First Published : 21 Apr 2016, 10:32:00 AM