A clash between the activists of Communist Party of India - Marxist and Trinamool Congress in West Bengal claimed one life and left six others injured, including two policemen, said a police official.
The police further said that the deceased was a Trinamool Congress supporter, while the four injured victims were CPI-M supporters.
The collision began today morning in three villages under Khanakul, Arambagh and Purshura police stations. The police added that guns, bows and arrows and other improvised firearms were used during the fight.
Ananta Dalui, a 40-year-old agriculture labourer, was shot dead when he was working in a potato field at Chandraban village under Arambagh police station.
Sukomal Das, the officer-in-charge of Khanakul police station, and a constable received bullet injuries in Majhpur village and both have been admitted to the hospital, said the police.
Four villagers, known to be CPI-M supporters, were also shot and injured at Majhpur.
Superintendent of Police Satyajit Bandyopadhyay said a large party of police visited the affected villages and have brought the situation under control.