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6 killed, 20 injured in political violence in Indian state of West Bengal

English.news.cn   2011-01-07 20:13:27 FeedbackPrintRSS

KOLKATA, India, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- A violence between the ruling Left Front and Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress party in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal turned bloody Friday with at least six Trinamool Congress supporters killed and 20 others seriously injured, police said.

The violent incident happened at the Naxal-infested Lalgarh area in West Bengal's West Midnapore district.

Senior Trinamool Congress leaders alleged that the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) cadres opened fire at their supporters without any rhyme or reason.

Police informed that the tragic incident happened at the Netai village of the Lalgarh district when some villagers surrounded a house suspecting it to be a hideout of armed CPI-M cadre and took out a rally against it.

They were fired upon from inside house resulting in the casualties.

Earlier, a CPI-M leader identified as Dilip Mahto was gunned down in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. The posters asking for support for the Naxals were reportedly found near his body.

Editor: Lu Hui
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