A first time voter, aged about 18-20, was today killed after gunmen attacked him from behind at a voter line in Sitalkuchi, Cooch Behar while polling 4th phase was underway for 44 assembly seats in five districts of West Bengal.
The family members of the victim have alleged that the TMC goons attacked him and killed while he was standing on a queue to cast vote at a booth under Sitalkuchi assembly seat.
They said as the victim was standing on the queue along with other family members, a group of TMC men suddenly attacked with guns and bombs and the victim while trying to flee was hit by a bullet.
They said they were the BJP supporters and attackers were the TMC men as they told the investigating police officials.
Local police officials have rushed to the hospital where the body of the youth was lying at the emergency ward.
Eye witnesses told police that before the polling began at 7 am fresh tension was brewing in the area and rival supporters had assembled much away from the polling booth. The area has been tense since BJP state president Dilip Ghosh was attacked three days ago while electioneering.