Two brothers, stated to be Congress supporters, were today hacked with a sharp weapon and shot at by unidentified men in Sujapur of Malda district with the opposition alleging involvement of Trinamool Congress in the incident.
A senior police officer, however, maintained that the incident was due to property dispute and there was no political angle to it.
Sirajul Islam was standing in front of his house when some unidentified motorcycle-borne men stopped nearby and attacked him with a sharp weapon, the police officer said.
On hearing Sirajul's cry for help, his brother Monsur rushed out and he too was attacked by the assailants who then open fired on the duo.
The brothers, who had reportedly worked for Congress during the Assembly poll in the area a few days back, were taken to Malda Medical College and their condition was stated to be stable.
Local Congress and CPM leaders claimed that "TMC carried out the attack to create a fear psychosis among the opposition members in the area".
However, Trinamool Congress slammed the "two new friends" of "doing cheap politics over a village feud".
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:54 PM IST