Kolkata: The fourth phase of elections in Bengal held across 44 Assembly constituencies (AC) spread in five districts saw overall voting of 76.16 per cent till 5 pm.
373 candidates from different political parties were in the fray in nine constituencies in Cooch Behar, five in Alipurduar, nine in Howrah, 11 in South 24-Parganas and 10 in Hooghly.
According to the Election Commission, Cooch Behar registered the highest percentage with 79.73, followed by Hooghly 76.02, South 24-Parganas 75.49, Howrah 75.03 and Alipurduar 73.65 per cent.
In another incident, first-time voter Ananda Barman (18) of Pathantuli, Golenawhati GP, Sitalkuchi, Cooch Behar, died when he was shot at by some unknown miscreants.
BJP candidate from Behala East Paayel Sarkar's car was also allegedly ransacked by some unknown miscreants at Hospital More area.
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