WEST BENGAL: Violence has marred the second phase of voting in Bengal civic polls which began on Saturday at 7 am. Despite security being beefed up, it turned ugly and a Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was shot dead in Katwa during violence outside the polling booth.

The TMC supporter, identified as Indrajeet Singh, died on the spot while another suffered bullet injury and was hospitalised.

According to the reports, the police are investigating the matter and the situation is under control now.

Around 16 per cent voting was recorded in the first two hours, a state election commission official said.

Polling is underway in 8,756 polling stations in West Bengal, 2,318 have been identified as sensitive and 2,142 as hypersensitive by the poll panel.