One person was killed in a bomb attack on his way to home after casting his vote and two died of sunstroke while waiting in a queue outside a polling booth during the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Thursday.
In Murshidabad district, a 28-year-old CPI(M) worker identified as Kashinath Mondal was killed when some unidentified miscreants hurled a bomb at him while he was on his way to home after casting vote at Eroali village under Jangipur parliamentary constituency, SP B L Meena said.
In East Midnapore district, two persons died of sun stroke while waiting in a queue outside a polling booth, DSP Pallab Kanti Ghosh said.
Meanwhile, two Congress supporters were injured in a clash with CPI(M) workers at a polling booth in Mongaljan primary school under Jangipur constituency at Raghunathganj, Ghosh said. In another incident, CPI(M) and Trinamool Congress workers clashed at Adhikaripara near Nandigram in Tamluk parliamentary seat, leaving a man injured.
There was tension when word spread that there were bomb attacks at Gokulnagar. However, it later turned out to be a rumour, police said. Polling was so far peaceful in the state though there were several complaints of booth-capturing, Chief Secretary Asoke Mohan Chakraborty said.