According to reports, a party flag was lying near a tree when the man picked it up and wiped his shoes with it. A BJP supporter saw this and hurled abuses at the man.
As the BJP supporters came together to beat up the man, others joined the din and the police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the mob that had collected there.
Polling was not disrupted at the polling station.
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