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2 CPM men beaten to death in Nandigram

June 22, 2009 23:10 IST

Two CPI(M) supporters, severely beaten up by alleged Trinamool Congress men at Nandigram and elsewhere, died in hospital today prompting the Marxists to call a 12-hour bandh in the area tomorrow.

SP Pallab Kanti Ghosh said Keshab Das, stated to be a CPI(M) supporter, died at a Kolkata hospital late last night after being assaulted by unidentified persons the previous day.

Another CPI(M) supporter, thrashed by some men on June 13 at Moyna area, also died at a hospital today, the SP said.

The CPI(M) claimed both were beaten up by Trinamool Congress which wanted to finish off the Left Front activists from the district after the Lok Sabha elections.

The incidents followed cases of arson and recovery of arms from different parts of Khejuri last week with the with the
Trinamool Congress wresting the erstwhile Marxist stronghold.

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