Two people in their late twenties lost their lives when unidentified men fired rounds of ammunition and lobbed a crude bomb at the office of the Trinamool Congress in Kharagpur, Paschim Banga. One of the person to lose his life is the husband of the local TMC councillor. A total of 5 people received bullet injuries.
The other 3 are seriously injured. The two dead and another injured were taken to Kolkota to treat their injuries, while two were treated in Kharagpur. Pooja Naidu, is the councillor of Ward 18 of Kharagpur and had won the election on a BJP ticket. She had then later shifted her allegiance to the TMC after the election.
The attack happened at 2:30 PM in the afternoon, with the assailants coming in a white Omni with their faces covered. They first threw the bomb and then started firing bullets at them. Mr. Naidu and Mr. Rao, who lost their lives, were local gangsters who were involved in many illegal activities.