Kolkata: Four unidentified gunmen opened fire at a Trinamool Congress party office in Kharagpur in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. Of the five people grievously injured in the incident, two have lost their lives.
The two dead have been identified as Trinamool Congress supporters Dharma and Srini Naidu. Naidu is the husband of local councillor of the area Puja Naidu.
The injured were rushed to the Kharagpur Subdivisional Hospital and Kharagpur Rail hospital. According to initial reports, some of them have suffered bullet injuries to their stomach, and one of them has also suffered a head injury. They continue to remain in a serious condition at the hospital.
West Bengal: Unknown persons opened fire at TMC’s party office in Kharagpur (Paschim Medinipur district); 5 injured. pic.twitter.com/6KoC9x8Ibz
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Locals allege that the gunmen had first hurled country-made bombs at the party office before opening fire. They also speculated that it could be an incident of factional feud within the Trinamool Congress. However, police remained tightlipped on the cause of the feud.
Meanwhile, the police of Kharagpur Town Police Station have rushed to the spot and begun a lookout for the gunmen.