Two persons were killed and another injured while making crude bombs in a village in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district where bye-elections to the panchayat body is being held, a police official said on Saturday.
Superintendent of Police C Sudhakar said two persons died on the spot when the crude bombs they were making in their home in <g data-gr-id="13">Kumripara</g> village burst last night. Another person sustained injuries and was rushed to Murshidabad Medical College Hospital, he said. Combing operations in the area has led to the recovery of a large number of “socket bombs”, Sudhakar said.
Bye-elections are being held in the district for 34 seats to the gram panchayat and panchayat <g data-gr-id="16">samiti</g> on Saturday.Panchayat bye-elections are also being held in Bankura district in <g data-gr-id="14">19 gram</g> panchayat seats and two panchayat <g data-gr-id="18">samitis</g>.
Murshidabad district along with Burdwan, Nadia and Birbhum is among the volatile regions of the state a police official said.