Berhampore: A person died in the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls from West Bengal. A clash had erupted between TMC and Congress workers at the Bhagwangola in Murshidabad Lok Sabha constituency.
The deceased has been identified as Tiyarul Sheikh. Several others also injured in the incident. All the injured have been rushed to a local hospital and are presently under treatment.
Chaos erupted in the area. A huge police force have rushed to the area. Central force is also present. Representatives of the commission also rushed to the area. A report has been asked from the district administration.
Congress leader and candidate from Murshidabad Lok Sabha constituency Abu Hena have also rushed to the spot. He said that the TMC have conducted t he attack to spread terror during polls. Congress also said that the TMC goons are trying to terrorise all in the area. However, the TMC have rejected all such allegations and have said that the incident is the result of party infighting.
It is being known that Tiyarul was standing in the queue at Ranitala Baligram. At that time, clashes broke out between Congress and TMC workers. They attacked each other with sticks and bamboos. Tiyarul fell in between the clash. He was seriously injured. He passed away while he was being taken to the hospital.
The locals have alleged that during the time of the incident, there was no police or central force in the area. They alleged that the incident is the result of their absence.
An estimated 34.87 per cent of over 80 lakh electorate exercised their franchise till 11 am in five Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal, amid reports of sporadic violence from isolated places of Murshidabad and Balurghat, an election official said.