Published On: Sat, Jun 8th, 2019

TMC-BJP clash in Bengal kills 4

Four people are alleged to have been killed in in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district Saturday night in clashes between Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party.

The confirmation comes from sources in both the parties but police is yet to comment officially.

It is learned clashes broke between the two parties over removing the BJP flags in the area.

According to BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu party workers named Sukanta Mondal, Pradip Mondal and Shankar Mondal have been killed in the clash.

He added, “We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range.”

Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy said Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be briefed about the incident.

Meanwhile, TMC too has claimed one of the party supporters have been killed in the overnight clash.

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TMC North 24 Parganas district president and senior state minister Jyotipriyo Mullick said BJP workers hacked and shot dead party supporter Kayum Mollah.

He added, “When Kayum was on his way to attend a party meeting, he was hacked at first. When he managed to free himself, he was shot dead. The BJP is trying to vitiate the atmosphere and disturb peace in the district.”

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