SURI: The house of a local TMC leader at a village, near here, in Malda district was blown off under unknown circumstances today.
The house belonging to Seikh Ainus, a resident of Baraban village in the Lokpur police station area, was destroyed in the explosion at around 7 in the morning, the police said.
The police is yet to ascertain the cause of the blast and whether it was triggered by a bomb. Reporters are barred from going near the house by a section of villagers.
However, the villagers alleged that the blast had been caused by an LPG gas cylinder. They rushed to the spot upon hearing a bang and embarked on dousing the fire which had engulfed the house.
Soon a huge police force reached the spot, a senior officer of the district police said.