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Two Trinamool leaders killed in a clash in Burdwan

india Updated: Jul 29, 2009 19:17 IST
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Two Trinamool Congress leaders were killed and four others injured on Wednesday allegedly by CPI(M) cadres in Bardhaman district of West Bengal, witnessing a bloody turf war between the parties especially after the ruling Left's debacle in Lok Sabha elections.

A 56 year-old headmaster of a primary school and Trinamool leader Samsur Rehman was stabbed to death in a field allegedly by a group of 30 CPI(M) workers at Kharjuli Natungram, the police said.

Another Trinamool leader Jafar Ali, 50, who was assaulted with lathis and stabbed, died at the Burdwan Medical College and Hospital.

Four others were also admitted to the hospital, where the condition of the 60-year-old Qutubuddin Mandal was stated to be serious.

Local Trinamool leaders have filed an FIR against 25 persons, including CPI(M)'s Burdwan zonal committee secretary Ratan Jalani.

CPI(M) MLA Pradipta, however, claimed that there was no political angle to the clash. "It is a village feud." All the accused were absconding, the police said.

Leader of the Opposition Partha Chatterjee said he would visit the village on Thursday and submit a written complaint to Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi.