Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019 | Polling suspended after one killed in clash between police and villagers in Gumla’s Sisai
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: One person has been killed while several others including policemen were injured after a clash broke out between a group of men and security personnel at Booth number 36 in the Sisai constituency in Gumla district. The injured have been rushed to RIMS in Ranchi for medical treatment.
After a clash between two rival camps, voting in booth no. 36 was suspended in the Sisai assembly seat of Jharkhand. The Election Commission has now ordered re-election here reported Dainik Jagran. Polling personnel flees the spot after the clash took a violent turn. Voters allege that they were forcibly prevented from voting, after which people started throwing stones at the security personnel.
The Election Commission, taking cognizance of this firing incident and has sought a report on the entire matter. Election Commission officials have reached the booth where the clash was reported. The surrounding area is sealed and the CRPF battalion has reached the village.
Superintendent of Police, Gumla district said, as reported by Dainik Jagran that “there have been reports of voting being disrupted at booth number 36 of Sisai. Polling booths have been pelted by voters also Police firing has been reported”.
“According to police sources, the voters have suddenly started throwing stones at the security forces, accusing them of preventing them from voting. The police force has conducted aerial firing in retaliation”, he said.
According to the police, the polling personnel have escaped from the booth and locked themselves in a room to protect themselves. The SP said that additional police forces are being sent to the polling station.
Reports have also emerged that a young man has died after being shot in the firing. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment, where the doctors declared him brought dead. Meanwhile, stone pelting continues at the polling booth. While giving information about the incident to the Deputy Commissioner, the hospital doctor has demanded additional police force for security arrangements.
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