Families grieve for killed activists in Indian state wrecked by political violence, as it heads to the polls

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26-year-old Shoubhik Dolai, an activist with the West Bengal regional Trinamool Congress party, was riddled with bullets last month. The mutilated body of Sukhdev Pramanik, an activist with Prime Minister Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, was found face-down in a pond in the village in December. The two were but the latest victims of political bloodshed in the remote northern state, where thousands were killed in political violence in recent decades.