Fear in poll time: A family mourns and villagers count their losses

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Supurdih (WB), May 9 (PTI) A year after 20-year-old Trilochan Mahato was found hanging from a tree following the panchayat elections in West Bengal, it's poll season again and fear hangs heavy over the village that was his home.

Sundown brings with it a sense of dread in Purulia's Supurdih village with nobody going out alone and people sleeping indoors, their doors bolted tight even in these hot summer nights.

Life changed on May 31 last year, not just for the Mahato family but also for other villages in the area.

That was the day Trilochan's body was found with a placard around his neck stating he was being killed because he was a BJP worker.