A first-time voter, Anand Burman was dragged outside polling booth 85 in the Pathantuli area of Sitalkuchi and shot dead identified persons. TMC accused the BJP Of killing and TMC leader Nath Ghosh said that “BJP goons are behind the killing. They were creating nuisance here for several days as they are losing the elections and now they are killing people.”
In response to it, the area’s BJP candidate Baren Chandra Barman denied the allegations and said that “he was our polling agent at the booth and the activists shot him dead Rabindra Nath Ghosh‘s claim is a total lie. We informed the SP and the ECI about the incident demanding immediate arrest of culprits “. This clash leads to a fight between TMC and BJP supporters and lobbying of bombs outside the booth. To maintain law and order, central forces had to resort to lathi-charge. Responding to the incident, election officials said “we have received information that a person was shot dead outside a polling booth in Sitalkuchi. We have sought a report from the micro- observer asap and the returning officer was called up to know the situation. After the incident, police and rapid task force have been deployed in polling booth number 85.