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Poll official killed by suspected Maoists in Odisha

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

An was killed on Wednesday by suspected Maoists in Odisha's Kandhamal, which votes in the second phase of polls on Thursday.

was shot dead by suspected Maoists at Balandapada in Gochhapad tehsil limits of

The incident occurred when Digal's polling party was retreating following a landmine blast under limits.

A confirmed that the Maoists opened fire when Diggal was standing on the road after parking the vehicle following a landmine blast.

However, the rest of the polling staff managed to save their lives in the incident.

Diggal, who sustained grievous injuries in her head, was declared brought dead at a nearby hospital in the district.

The incident took place a few hours after Maoists torched a vehicle which was ferrying polling officials to Mungunipadar booth under limits in the district.

The Maoists torched the vehicle after the moved out of the vehicle.



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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 18:40 IST