Kolkata, April 10: At least five people were killed in two separate firing incidents during the fourth phase of elections in West Bengal on Saturday.
Four persons were killed after CRPF opened fire on an unruly mob in self defence in Sitalkuchi Assembly constituency in Cooch Behar district.
According to reports, there were more than 400 people in front of booth no 126 at Amtali in Jor Patki village in Sitalkuchi since the morning. The central forces tried to disperse the mob but they rushed in and tried to snatch the firearms from the forces that prompted the force to open fire.
The Election Commission (EC) has asked for a report from special police observer over the incident.
In another incident, a first time voter, aged 18-20 was also killed when a group of miscreants attacked him with in voters’ line at Paglapir booth under Sitalkuchi in the district.