Violent clashes between CPI-M and TMC in West Bengal

November 21st, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Bheramari (West Bengal), Nov 21 (ANI): A Communist Party of India-Marxists (CPI-M) supporter was killed at Bheramari village in Birbhum district of West Bengal on Friday in a feud over a plot of a cultivable land.

The plot is said to be belonging to a Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporter, who was originally a CPI (M) supporter and has recently joined the TMC.

Around 300 CPI (M) supporters armed with sticks, guns and country bombs allegedly attacked the TMC supporters to capture the plot of land.

This led to a confrontation between the CPI (M) and TMC supporters. Later, around 500-armed TMC supporters chased the CPI (M) activists, which triggered a violent clash between the two groups in which one Mukhter Seikh (38), a CPI (M) supporter was killed and several others from both the groups were injured.

The clash took place this morning between the CPI (M) and TMC over a plot of land. Both the parties have been trying to capture the land. One person has been killed in the clash, said Sadhan Murmu, resident, Bheramari village.

A large contingent of police force rushed to the spot to control the situation. But the tension is simmering in the village and local people are apprehending violent political backlash. (ANI)

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