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Maoists Kill Polling Official in Odisha

Author : Odisha Today Bureau | Posted on: 2019-04-17

An official on polling duty was alleged shot dead by Maoists near Barala village under Gochapada police limits in Odisha’s Kandhamal district on Wednesday.

 

Earlier today, the maoist torched a Government vehicle while it was going on an election duty in Mungunipadar area of Kandhamal district. And few hours later poll supervisor Sanjukta Digal was shot dead by a suspected Maoist.       

 

According to sources, the on-duty women poll official was standing on the road after parking the vehicle following a landmine blast inside a forest, Maoists opened fire at her. Her co-staff were inside the vehicle when the incident took place.


Sanjukta who sustained grievous injuries on her head in the firing, was rushed to the hospital immediately for treatment but it was too late and the doctor declared her brought dead.

 

Earlier in the day, a group of Maoists torched a four-wheeler and a bike that were heading to Mungunipadar under Phiringia police limits in the district on election duty. The red rebels set the vehicles on fire after dragging the poll officials off the vehicles.


God bless her soul, the polling official never knew her election duty would turn into a nightmare, where she has to lose her life.

 

In the second phase, Kandhamal district will go to polls tomorrow.

 

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