Kolkata: Unidentified miscreants set houses afire killing at least 10 people at Bogtui village in West Bengal’s Birbhum district on Tuesday in alleged retaliation to the murder of the deputy chief of a Trinamool Congress controlled Panchayat body on Monday evening, senior officials said. Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, however, said 12 people were killed in the incident in Rampurhat block. A senior official said the mob torched a number of houses in apparent retaliation to the killing of Badhu Sheikh, the deputy chief of Trinamool Congres-run Barshal panchayat. Badhu Sheikh, who was shot by four masked men on Monday evening, was declared dead by medics at Rampurhat government hospital. After the news of Sheikh’s death came, the people at Bogtui village, furious over the murder of their leader, reportedly attacked the houses and torched them. The fire brigade sources said they found ten charred bodies. However, SP Birbhum Nagendranath Tripathy did not specify the cause of the fire. One source claimed the fire started following a cooking cylinder burst, which razed the houses serially.