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One killed, many injured as violence hits Bengal in LS polls

IANS  |  Kolkata 

A BJP activist was killed in West Bengal's district early on Sunday as a number of violent incidents and clashes rocked the state in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls.

Eight parliamentary constituencies spread across five districts in voted on Sunday.

A BJP activist, (30) from constituency's Gopiballabpur, sustained a after allegedly being hit with an iron rod. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead, police said.

The BJP accused miscreants backed by the for the crime.

Incidents of sporadic violence were reported from Midnapore constituency where the is engaged in a high profile battle with Trinamool Congress' member Manas Bhunia.

At least four activists had to be hospitalized after being attacked with sharp weapons allegedly by BJP supporters. The condition of one person was critical.

Meanwhile, a number of saffron party supporters got injured in the constituency's Datan area following a clash with Trinamool workers.

Former IPS and BJP candidate from district's Ghatal, Bharati Ghosh, was stopped from entering a polling booth by a group of women workers who accused her of influencing the voters.

Ghosh accused the ruling party of organised violence and demanded that the offenders be immediately arrested.

"I am a candidate. I can always enter a polling booth. Those who are trying to stop me should be arrested. They (Trinamool) is resorting to organised violence against me," Ghosh said before leaving the spot.

Later, bricks were pelted on her convoy near Keshpur, injuring one of her security guards.



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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 10:16 IST