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TMC activist shot dead in midst of rural polls

A Trinamool Congress (TMC) activist was shot dead at Bhangar in south 24 Parganas district ahead of the panchayat polls in the district on 19 July. Eight people have been arrested in this connection.
The CPI(M) district committee member Sattar Mollah and seven other party activists were later arrested as suspects in the murder, according to the police.

Nazrul Mollah, a panchayat poll booth committee member of TMC, was called out from his residence by some people and shot at from point blank range, police said. He died on the spot. The Trinamool alleged Mollah was an active party worker and he was killed to scare away the party supporters and voters in the area. The third phase panchayat polls in West Bengal will take place on 19 July.

A total eight persons, including four from ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) were injured in post-panchayat poll clashes in East Midnapur district today.

Police said four persons were injured in a clash at Muhammadpur in Nandigram area last night following hot exchange of words between TMC and Congress supporters over voting in panchayat elections in the district. One TMC worker and three Congress workers were injured in the clash, including one seriously. The Congress workers were being treated at Tamluk sadar hospital, police said adding the seriously injured one was found to have sustained deep wounds inflicted by a sharp weapon. 

(With agency inputs)
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