New Delhi: A man was killed in a clash between two groups of villagers allegedly over setting up of a quarantine centre at a village school in Birbhum district on Saturday night. Also Read - Darjeeling Woman Becomes West Bengal's Second COVID-19 Casualty
The incident occurred in Talibpur village under Parui police station. Also Read - West Bengal Man Beaten to Death For Stepping Out to Buy Milk During Lockdown
“A clash broke out between two groups of villagers. Prima facie a man succumbed to bomb injuries,” Superintendent of Police Shyam Singh said. Also Read - West Bengal, Maharashtra State Boards Postpone Exams Amid COVID-19 Scare
Police forces have been deployed in the village where the situation is tense but under control, he said.
The police, however, did not say anything on the reason behind the clash.
Local sources claimed that the administration has decided to set up a quarantine centre for suspected COVID-19 cases at a school in the village and it was not liked by a section of villagers while others were in favour of it.
An altercation on the issue between members of the two groups led to a clash and a middle-aged was killed, they said.