One killed, 18 hurt in Trinamool-CPM clashes

One killed and at least 18 others were injured in a series of clashes between supporters of Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) in West Midnapore.

Updated: Jan 03, 2012, 00:34 AM IST

Midnapore (WB): One person was killed and at
least 18 others were injured in a series of clashes between
supporters of Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) since last night
in West Midnapore district, police said on Monday.

Altogether 12 Trinamool Congress workers were injured in a
clash with CPI(M) at Chakmari village under Debra police
station, they said.

Houses of several CPI(M) supporters were ransacked and a
motorbike was torched during the clash which occurred when a
Trinamool rally reached the spot.
Both sides claimed that their workers were abused and
stoned by the other party. CPI(M) leaders claimed six of their
men were also injured.

While three injured were taken to a Kolkata hospital,
others were admitted to hospitals in the district.

Seven persons were arrested in this connection.

In another incident, the body of Trinamool Congress worker
Ajijul Mondal was this morning at a field Dhadika under
Garbeta police station, the sources said.

Mondal was missing since a clash between the two
political party workers at Dhadika last night.
Six others were injured last night during a clash at
Tarini village under Salboni police station, the sources said.

The incident occurred when a local CPI(M) leader, Bikas
Ukil, who has been in hiding for a long time, was returning
home with his followers.

Trinamool workers came to know about this and attacked him
leading to the clash. Ukil had managed to flee again, the
sources said adding the injured were hospitalised.

Three persons were arrested in connection with another
political clash at Chandrakona, they added.

PTI