Bengal: 3 people killed in TMC-BJP clash in Birbhum

Three people were killed in a clash that took place between Trinamool Congress and BJP supporters in Birbhum, West Bengal on Monday.

 Bengal: 3 people killed in TMC-BJP clash in Birbhum

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Out of the three killed, two were TMC workers and one was a BJP supporter, according to reports. The Rapid Action Force (RAF) has been deployed in the Makra village of Birbhum district, where the violence took place. Many villagers have also reportedly fled the area.

This violent incident comes days after assailants hurled bombs at three policemen, including the officer-in-charge of a West Bengal police station, in Birbhum last week.

The incident took place on Friday in Birbhum district's Panrui village when a police team led by officer-in-charge Prasenjit Dutta raided a hideout in the area where crude bombs were allegedly stored.

"We were attacked with bombs, sticks and bricks by the villagers," said Dutta, who sustained serious injuries and was admitted to a hospital.

The attack came over a month after workers of the ruling Trinamool Congress led by Birbhum Youth Trinamool Congress president Sudipta Ghosh allegedly roughed up an officer inside the Bolpur police station in the district.

The incident has acquired political colour with the BJP and the Trinamool blaming each other for the incident.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Updated Date: Oct 28, 2014 12:20:19 IST