CPI(M) zonal committee member lynched in West Midnapore

Midnapore(WB): In post-poll violence, a CPI(M) zonal committee member was lynched and three other party activists were on Saturday beaten up by villagers in West Midnapore district, while villagers handed over arms seized allegedly from them.

CPI(M) Goaltore Zonal Committee member Jiten Nandi was beaten to death by villagers alleging that he had been responsible for atrocities carried out on them while three other party workers were injured at Maita village here, Superintendent of Police Manoj Verma said.

Altogether 10 persons were arrested, he said, adding that villagers handed over 20 firearms to them.

Unofficial sources said that villagers were carrying out an operation to seize arms from CPI(M) cadres at Goaltore, Chandrakona, Keshpur and Daton police station areas for handing over to the police.