A CPI-M supporter was severely beaten up allegedly by Trinamool Congress activists in a dispute at Satengabari in Nandigram, police said on Monday.
"Santosh Barman was beaten up when they gathered in the village to solve a family dispute last evening. He has been admitted to a hospital in Kolkata in a serious condition," Superintendent of Police, East Midnapore district, Pallab Kanti Ghosh said.
Local CPI(M) leader Ashok Guria alleged that TC workers were "forcing" his party workers to join their party and even Barman was a victim of this.
However, TC leaders denied their supporters' role in beating up Barman. "He was injured in a clash over a family dispute", TC leader Mamud Hossain said.