Eight charred to death hours after deputy Panchayat chief’s murder in West Bengal

One of the several houses set on fire by unidentified men in Birbhum district of West Bengal. [Photo: Twitter/ Mission Ambedkar]

Kolkata: Eight people, including two children, were charred to death in Bagtui village of Birbhum district in West Bengal on Monday evening after the murder of Trinamool Panchayat Deputy Chief Bhadu Sheikh.

As per reports, around ten houses in the village on the outskirts of Rampurhat town were set on fire by unidentified men who threw bombs as families were in deep slumber.

So far, police filed two FIRs, one over deputy pradhan Bhadu Sheikh’s killing and the other over the attack on the houses. Eleven people have been arrested in the second case.

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