Three CPI(M) leaders were injured when tribals attacked them with bows and arrows in West Bengal's Bankura district, police sources said on Thursday.
The three CPI(M) leaders - Ranjit Hembran, a former pachayat samiti sabhapati and Ramu Duley and Tulu Hembran, zonal committee leaders were on their way back home to Sarulia when they were struck by arrows at Sarenga area last evening, Superintendent of Police Vishal Garg said.
The three have been admitted to hospital, sources added.
Tribal organisations in Bankura district had on Wednesday obstructed Bankura-Midnapore state highway by placing tree trunks on the road to protest alleged police excesses meted out to tribals in Lalgarh area of neighbouring West Midnapore district.
The three CPI(M) leaders were passing through the area where the tribals had but up road blockade when they were attacked, sources added.