Kolkata: Massive violence took place across West Bengal ahead of the crucial sixth phase of the West Bengal Election 2021.
While intense clashes took place between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and main rivals BJP at several places, violence was also reported between TMC workers and their counterparts from the Congress and the Indian Secular Front (ISF).
One person was killed and around 10 people were reportedly injured in a clash between the TMC and the Congress at Hariharpara in Barhampur subdivision of Murshidabad district.
In another incident, an ISF worker received severe injuries to his head during a clash with the TMC. The ISF worker was allegedly attacked with a sharp weapon.
ISF workers also staged a protest at a police station in Tetulia village in Murshidabad after several workers of alliance partner Congress were allegedly attacked by TMC workers and supporters.
At other places, a BJP office was set on fire. The BJP has blamed TMC workers for the incident.
At the Uttar Dum Dum assembly constituency, the house of the local BJP candidate was attacked with bombs. The BJP has alleged that TMC workers threw 2 bombs at the house. The TMC has denied any involvement in the incident.
At another place, the house of a local TMC leader caught fire during a clash between the BJP and the TMC.
According to sources, the rival parties threw bombs at each other, during which a hay stack caught fire.
The West Bengal Election 2021 has seen massive violence. The most talked about incident took place when 4 people were killed and 4 others were injured when CISF soldiers opened fire at Sitalkuchi village of Cooch Behar district during the fourth phase of the West Bengal Election 2021.
The CISF and the West Bengal Police have claimed that hundreds of people had attacked polling booth number 126 at Sitalkuchi village in Cooch Behar district and had tried to snatch away the rifles of the CISF soldiers.