Jalpaiguri (WB): Two brothers were killed in an armed attack by their step brothers at Bholapara in West Bengal`s Jalpaiguri district this morning, which was claimed by North Bengal Development Minister Goutam Deb to be a fall out of Trinamool Congress-CPI-M rivalry.
Police said three brothers were attacked by their five step brothers in a dispute over a piece of land belonging to their father at Chalihapara village.
The three were hit with spears and `dao` and two of them died on the spot. The third was critically injured and admitted to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital.
Four of the attackers were arrested, the police said adding the fifth was absconding.
The three brothers who were attacked were sons of the first wife and the other five were sons of the younger wife of the man, who apparently did not leave any will behind.
Deb along with senior police officials rushed to the spot.
The minister claimed that the five brothers who attacked were members of the CPI-M and were looking for an oppurtunity to assault the other three who were members of TMC since the latter won the recent Lok Sabha polls.
Local people said the fight was over property.