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Congress leaders injured in attack at Mangalkote, West Bengal

  • PTI, Burdwan
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  • Updated: Jul 15, 2009 09:20 IST
Three Congress leaders visiting an interior village in West Bengal's Burdwan district were injured after they were allegedly attacked on Wednesday by CPI(M) activists, police said.
 
Congress Legislative Party leader Manas Bhunia, Katwa MLA Rabindranath Chattopadhyay and party leader Nargis Begum were injured in the attack allegedly by CPM activists who targetted them with bombs and lathis when they were entering Dhanokhesru village, over 150 kms from Kolkata, police said.
 
Bhunia later told reporters he received head injuries while the other two Congress leaders were also hurt.
 
The Congress team was visiting Mangolkote area, where around 100 houses were burnt down by alleged CPM cadres after the killing of one of their leaders Falguni Mukherjee.
 
Trouble has been brewing in the area since Mukherjee's death on the June 15.
 
Describing the situation as 'tense', District Magistrate Rajesh Sinha told PTI that security forces were being rushed to the area.
 

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