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Polling official on duty dies of heart attack in Chhattisgarh​

The deceased, Tukalu Ram Nareti, an assistant teacher in a government school, was deputed as the polling officer at Kamta booth (no.186) in Antagarh area of Kanker Lok Sabha constituency. He complained of chest pain around 6 a.m. and fell unconscious at the polling station. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead.

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Raipur Published on: April 18, 2019 11:23 IST
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A teacher, who was on election duty at a polling booth in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, died of a heart attack on Thursday.

The deceased, Tukalu Ram Nareti, an assistant teacher in a government school, was deputed as the polling officer at Kamta booth (no.186) in Antagarh area of Kanker Lok Sabha constituency where voting is underway, the official from the local administration said.

Nareti complained of chest pain around 6 a.m. and fell unconscious at the polling station. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead, the official said.

Another officer was deployed at the polling booth in place of Nareti, he added.

Polling is underway since 7 a.m. in Chhattisgarh's three Lok Sabha seats -Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund- in the second phase of polling in the state.

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