RAIGANJ, 27 JUNE: Five persons were injured when the activists of both Congress and Trinamul Congress, armed with lethal weapons, clashed at Ramganj village in the Islampur police station area of North Dianjpur district this morning. Three of the injured are now undergoing treatment at Islampur sub-divisional hospital. Tension gripped the locality after the incident.
A Congress leader from Islampur, Mr Jakir Hossain, said: “One Sohana Begum, our candidate from a gram panchyat seat of Ramganj gram panchayat, was the target of the TMC attack. They kept threatening her not to campaign. But as she did not listen and continued campaigning, around 400 anti-socials, most of whom are outsiders, attacked her residence with lethal weapons this morning. Three members of her family were injured. Two of them are undergoing treatment at Islampur sub-divisional hospital. The anti-socials also looted the house. If police fail to arrest the criminals shortly, we will start a movement against both the TMC and police.” sns