Birbhum: Two brothers, who were Trinamool Congress supporters, were killed when a bomb exploded in their house at Amodpur in West Bengal’s Birbhum district today.
Sheikh Hafizul (24) and his elder brother Shiekh Tariq Hussain (27) were killed on the spot when a bomb exploded in their house late last night, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar said.
The victims’ brother Jabir Hussain, who is a Trinamool Congress representative in the local gram panchayat, and other family members escaped unhurt.
The intensity of the blast was so high that a portion of the house was blown up, he said. The Trinamool leader claimed that some people hurled bomb at his house.
Contrary to the leader’s claim, the villagers allege that a huge number of crude bombs were being made and stored in some parts of the Trinamool leader’s house and they might have accidentally gone off.
Huge police force has been deployed near the house and the investigation was being done, the officer said.