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Polling agent found dead at his house in West Bengal’s Buniadpur

Kolkata, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 23 April 2019, 06:05 PM
Babulal Murmu was part of the reserve election team in the area where people are casting their votes. (Representational Image: PTI)
Babulal Murmu was part of the reserve election team in the area where people are casting their votes. (Representational Image: PTI)

A polling agent, identified as Babulal Murmu, was found dead at his house in Buniadpur, Dakshin Dinajpur, on Tuesday. His body was found hanging under mysterious circumstances.

According to reports, Murmu was part of the reserve election team in the area where people are casting their votes. The state police is investigating the case and further details are awaited.

Voting is underway for the third phase of the Lok Sabha Election. A total of 116 seats went for polling in this phase.

Meanwhile, a 52-year-old man, claimed to be a Congress activist, was hacked to death outside a booth during polling in Murshidabad Lok Sabha constituency, a senior state police officer said.

Two other persons were also injured in the attack which, the Congress alleged, was perpetrated by workers of the ruling Trinamool Congress.

"One person was killed in poll violence in Murshidabad," ADG (Law and Order) Siddihathnath Gupta said.

The victim, identified as Tiyarul Sheikh, went to vote at a booth in Baligram Primary School under Bhagwangola police station limits when a group of men attacked him with sharp weapons following an altercation, police sources said.

When taken to hospital, he was declared brought dead.

"Two other persons were also injured in the attack. They were admitted to hospital," the sources said.

The Election Commission sought a report from the Murshidabad district magistrate, a senior official said.

With PTI Inputs

First Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 06:05 PM
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