Angry crowds set on fire six shops on Wednesday in protest at corruption in the public food distribution system.
So-called fair-price shops, commonly known as ration shops, operate under license from the state government to sell subsidized grain to India's poor.
Police fired on a mob at Ketugram in Burdwan district on Wednesday. Locals say one villager was killed and at least ten others were injured in the firing.
Paramashish Ghosh Roy has more on the story.