Kolkata: Poll violence has so far claimed eight lives in West Bengal and left 811 people injured in 874 incidents, an Election Commission official said today.
While one person died in Nadia district later in the month of March, the second death took place at Jalangi in Murshidabad district in early April, followed by the third death in Birbhum and fourth death at Manikchak under Malda district also in last month, OSD in CEO's office, Amit Roy Chowdhury said here.
Apart from these, two persons died in the state on April 26, the sources said, adding Prahlad Roy of CPI(M) died in a clash at ghatal in West Midnapore, while Amitabha Panja of Trinamool Congress died in another incident of clash at Hatgobindapur in Burdwan district.
The seventh and eighth death was also reported from the West Midnapore district late last month in two different incidents of clashes under Keshpur and its adjacent area, Roy Chowdhury said.
Over 35 persons were arrested in all these incidents of violence in different parts of the state, he said.