Bengal Elections 2021: 4 TMC Workers Killed As CISF Opens Fire After Being Attacked in Cooch Behar

Kolkata: Violence erupted in the fourth phase of elections in Bengal in which four people were killed when central forces opened fire on an unruly mob in Sitalkuchi assembly constituency in Mathabhanga block in Cooch Behar district on Saturday.

As per preliminary reports, four persons were killed as Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel opened fire after coming under attack in a village.

According to the report, there was tension at booth no 126 at Amtali in Jor Patki village in Sitalkuchi since the morning and as there were more than 400 people in front of the booth, the central forces tried to disperse the mob. When they were trying to move the mob away from the booth more people started rushing in and tried to snatch the firearms from the security forces. This prompted the force to open fire in which four people were killed.

The TMC claimed that the four deceased persons were its supporters.

Election officials said a report on the incident has been sought from the district officials.

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