In the city's Beliaghata area, clashes broke out between two groups of people, following which the police resorted to mild lathicharge to disperse them.
BJP's Jorasanko candidate Meena Devi Purohit alleged that the crude bombs were hurled at her vehicle while she was touring different polling booths.
Polling began at 7 am on Thursday for 35 seats in the eighth phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal amid the surging second wave of COVID-19.
Over 84.77 lakh voters will decide the political fate of 283 candidates in this phase.
Security measures have been heightened in view of the violence in the previous phases, particularly the death of five people in Cooch Behar in the fourth round of polling.
Over 1.03 crore voters will decide the political fate of 306 candidates in this phase.
Four persons were killed when CISF personnel opened fire allegedly after coming under attack from locals, who "attempted to snatch their rifles" in Cooch Behar district.
She alleged this was part of a conspiracy hatched by the Union home minister.
The incident took place in Sitalkuchi area when voting was underway, a senior police officer said.
The youth, identified as Anand Burman, was dragged outside polling booth number 85 in Pathantuli area of Sitalkuchi while voting was underway and shot dead.
Polling began at 7 am for 44 seats in the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly election amid tight security.
A total of 1,15,81,022 voters will participate in this phase, out of which 2,63,016 are first-time voters.
The Election Commission has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC in all the constituencies, declaring them as 'sensitive'.
The keenly contested polls begin today with the odds heavily stacked against the Trinamool in the first phase
The TMC had announced it will release its manifesto on March 9 but later decided to postpone it to March 11 due to the Kolkata fire incident which claimed nine lives.
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