Four Killed In Violence At Cooch Behar during Bengal Polls


Four people were killed in a clash outside a polling booth in Cooch Behar district in West Bengal during the fourth phase of assembly elections which is underway in 44 seats.

CISF personnel allegedly opened fire after coming under attack from locals who "attempted to snatch their rifles" outside a polling booth in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district on Saturday. The incident took place in Sitalkuchi area when voting was underway, a senior district police officer said.

“As per preliminary reports, four persons were killed as CISF personnel opened fire after coming under attack in a village. A scuffle took place, and locals gheraoed them and attempted to snatch their rifles, following which the central forces opened fire. Further details are awaited,” he said.

Reacting to the violence in Cooch Behar, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said, "We have been saying that the home ministry has been influencing the central forces and our worst fears have come true today. They have killed four people."