West Bengal minister Jakir Hossain seriously injured in bomb attack in Murshidabad

Two others, apart from Hossain, were injured in the attack that unfolded at the Nimtita railway station where the minister was waiting for a train to Kolkata

Press Trust of India February 18, 2021 09:07:46 IST
West Bengal minister Jakir Hossain seriously injured in bomb attack in Murshidabad

Baharampur: West Bengal minister Jakir Hossain was seriously injured after unidentified attackers hurled bombs at him in Nimtita railway station in Murshidabad district on Wednesday night, police said.

At least two other persons who were with him were also injured in the incident.

Hossain, the minister of state for labour, was waiting at platform no 2 of the station to catch a train to Kolkata at around 10 pm when he was attacked, a senior police officer of West Bengal Police told PTI.

The MLA of Jangipur in Murshidabad district and the two other injured persons were taken to Jangipur Sub- divisional Hospital, he said.

Assembly election is due in West Bengal in April-May this year.

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