West Bengal polls: Two CPI(M) members killed in post-poll violence
Burdwan: Two CPI(M) cadres were killed allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers in post-poll violence at Lodhna in Khandaghosh Assembly constituency in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said on Friday.
S K Fazal Haque (56), a polling agent of CPI(M), and Bookhiram Dal (56) were beaten up with lathis and iron rods by armed men when they were returning home at about 8 PM on Thursday night, Superintendent of Police Gaurab Sharma said.
Both the injured men were taken to the Burdwan Medical College and Hospital where they died a few hours later, he said.
CPI(M) Zonal Committee Secretary Deshbandhu Hazra alleged that both the party cadres had been attacked by Trinamool Congress workers.
TMC Block President Alok Majhi, who is also a party candidate for Galsi Assembly seat in the district, denied the charge.
The constituency belongs to rural Burdwan area which went to poll on Thursday.
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