The death toll in election-related violence in the eastern state of Bihar during the fourth round of India's five-phase parliamentary elections has climbed to 13, police said Sunday.
Three activists of the Communist Party of India and a supporter of the state's ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal were killed Sunday in a clash in Kabirpur village in Bihar, M.K. Sinha, Inspector General of Police, said.
Sinha said the armed CPI workers swooped on the village in the early morning and gunned down the Janata Dal worker, a former head of the village.
"In retaliation, the villagers caught hold of the three miscreants and lynched them," he said.
Sinha said three people -- two polling officials and a civilian -- who were wounded in a land mine blast at Dipakarhar village Saturday, had died from their injuries.