West Bengal Panchayat Election-At least 19 people died- The casualties- Who are they?

West Bengal Panchayat Election-At least 19 people died- The casualties- Who are they?
At least 19 people died — according to reports from The Telegraph bureaus — during the voting for the three-tier panchayat system on Monday even as the state government and the election commission claimed that the death toll was six. Monday was one of the bloodiest poll days in Bengal in recent memory. Details of the toll as of Monday evening

Name: Amrit Saha, 50
Place: Maraikura in Raiganj, North Dinajpur
Party link: The uncle of a Trinamul candidate’s wife
How: He was in a queue to vote when a bike rally of suspected Trinamul supporters fired several rounds to disperse a crowd. He received a shot and died later at a hospital.

Name: Rakesh Sutradhar, in his thirties
Place: Barua in Raiganj, North Dinajpur
Party link: Trinamul has claimed him as a supporter
How: Sources said he was part of a bike rally of 30-odd suspected Trinamul workers who attempted to capture a booth when over 500 villagers surrounded and thrashed them. Sutradhar was admitted to a hospital where he succumbed to
injuries.

Name: Mahiruddin Mandal, 50
Place: Tapan in Gurail, South Dinajpur
Party link: Trinamul supporter
How: He was seated with some others in a field when bombs exploded near them. Sources said the group was carrying a cache of bombs that accidentally exploded.

Name: Bishu Tudu, 30
Place: Kushmandi of South Dinajpur
Party link: BJP supporter
How: A bike rally of suspected Trinamul activists had come to capture a booth where he was standing in a queue to vote. He died from a shot in a clash that followed.

Name: Dulal Bhowmik, in his 50s
Place: Gopalpur of Cooch Behar
Party link: Not known
How: He was in a queue at a booth when a clash took place between Trinamul and BJP activists. Sources said he had suffered a cardiac arrest from anxiety.

Name: Tapan Kumar Mandal, 55
Place: Kumarpur in Beldanga, Murshidabad
Party link: BJP supporter
How: He was going to a booth when a group of suspected Trinamul workers on bikes stopped him and told him to go back home. When he refused, they shot him.

Name: Shahin Sheikh, 25
Place: Patikabari in Nowda, Murshidabad
Party link: Dissident Trinamul who was backing an Independent
How: He tried to resist the capture of a booth by suspected Trinamul workers and got shot.

Name: Sanjit Pramanik, 27
Place: Babla in Santipur of Nadia
Party link: Trinamul activist
How: He went with a gang of bikers to allegedly capture a booth where tribal people surrounded them and shot several arrows. Trying to run, he was captured by the villagers and beaten to death.

The Telegraph

West Bengal Panchayat Election-At least 19 people died- The casualties- Who are they? during the voting for the three-tier panchayat system on Monday even as the state government and the election commission claimed that the death toll was six.

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