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Maoists gun down woman polling officer in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Phulbani (Odisha) 

Maoists gunned down a in district of Odisha Wednesday when she was taking a team of poll personnel to a booth on the eve of second phase election, police said.

was shot dead when she got down from the vehicle to check a suspicious object lying on the road while passing through a jungle, DGP B K told PTI.

Other polling personnel were in the vehicle and were unhurt.

The incident occurred in Phulbani assembly segment under Lok Sabha seat where polling is scheduled to begin at 7 am on Thursday.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 17:55 IST