One dies, over 450 huts gutted in clashes between CPM, Trinmool in West Bengal

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Nanoor (West Bengal), Apr 25 (ANI): At least one person was killed and over 450 huts torched during clashes between supporters of the Communist party of India-Marxist (CPM) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal's Birbhum District.

The clashes between two parties broke out on Saturday.

As per reports, clashes started at around six in the morning when supporters of both parties came together, likely to assert their supremacy in Nanoor region.

The Nanoor region has seen the domination shift from the CPM to the Trinamool Congress.

The clash left around 50 cattle and a 25-year-old man dead and over 450 huts charred.

As per eyewitnesses, Trinamool Congress activists barged into CPM-dominated Palundi village and fired indiscriminately and hurled crude bombs, setting about 300 huts on fire.

CPM activists in retaliation attacked the Trinamool Congress - dominated villages of Sherpur and Thupsara.

CPM activists also set several houses on fire as locals fled, according to media reports.

Police have reportedly arrested five people without identifying their party affiliations.

The Trinmool Congress has been accusing the ruling Left Front of unleashing violence in the state. (ANI)

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