The explosion took place in English Bazar area on Wednesday evening when the battery-operated rickshaw was plying on the Ghorapir-Krishnapally road, they said.
The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Illius, the driver of the vehicle.
His body was ripped into pieces and the vehicle was severely damaged, police said.
A team of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is expected to visit here on Thursday to investigate the incident, while officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) talked to Malda Superintendent of Police and enquired about it, a senior officer said.
A preliminary investigation suggested that two of the four batteries that power the e-vehicle exploded, the officer said.
Meanwhile, Malda (North) BJP MP Khagen Murmu demanded an NIA probe into the incident. PTI COR PNT BDC RDM RDM
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