At least eight charred bodies were found at Rampurhat in West Bengal’s Birbhum district Tuesday following several incidents of fire and bombing, after the killing of Trinamool Congress leader Bahadur Shaikh.
Director-General of Police (DGP) West Bengal, Manoj Malviya informed that 11 arrests have been made in the case so far. A huge police contingent has also been deployed in the area.
“Today morning the bodies of seven people have been removed from the same house. Earlier ten people were said to have died. The death figures given earlier were not correct. A total of eight people have died,” Malviya told ANI agency.
He further informed that Bahadur Shaikh’s murder was reported last night, an hour after which 7-8 houses nearby had caught fire.
“11 people have been arrested in the case. Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) there and Circle Inspector (IC) of Rampurhat have been removed,” Malviya informed.
A special investigation team has been formed to investigate the matter, ANI reported.