Canning, Aug. 24: Three RSP supporters, including a gram panchayat member, were killed by armed assailants at Lahiripur village near Gosaba.
Manoranjan Mondal, 38, Panchanan Mondal, 35, and Harashit Mondal, 23, were attacked when they were walking along the embankment of the Dattar river today and killed as a result of old rivalry, police said.
After the incident, RSP supporters torched at least 10 huts in the village. Local RSP MLA Subhas Naskar alleged the attackers were Trimamul Congress activists.
But district Trinamul leader Shakti Mondal said his party had no presence in Lahiripur.