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Body of a missing presiding officer found

Press Trust of India  |  Raiganj(WB) 

The body of a presiding of a booth in the panchayat election, who was missing since the polls on May 14 was found besides railway tracks in West Bengal's North district, police said today.

The body of Ray, 33, was found from Sonadangi area near the railway track here yesterday, they said.

The cause of the death would be known only after the postmortem report was received, the police added.

Ray was a in a Madrassa high school in the district and was the presiding of a booth at Itahar for Monday's single phase panchayat poll. He went missing after the polling hours.

Many polling officials blocked the Raiganj-Kaliaganj road here today demanding a thorough probe into the death.

The blockade was lifted after the sub-divisional officer, T L Sherpa assured them that police was investigating the death.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 15:10 IST