Woman polling supervisor shot dead by Maoists in Kandhamal

Phulbani: A day before the second phase elections, a woman polling supervisor was reportedly gunned down by suspected Maoists in Kandhamal district.

The deceased was identified as Sanjukta Diggal. She was a Gram Rojgar Sevak (GRS) and was on election duty. The incident took place at Balandapara of Gochhapada tehsil in the Maoist-infested Kandhamal district.

“Sanjukta was travelling with four colleagues in a car when the Maoists triggered a landmine explosion. Subsequently, bullets were fired by Maoists,” sector officer Prakash Das said.

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