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Chhattisgarh by-election: Teacher on poll duty dies

Prima facie, it seems that Chandraprakash Thakur (33) died of a heart attack but the exact cause of his death will be known after the autopsy, the official from the local administration said.   

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Dantewada Published on: September 23, 2019 11:41 IST
Chhattisgarh by-election: Teacher on poll duty dies
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Chhattisgarh by-election: Teacher on poll duty dies

 A teacher, who was on polling duty at a booth for by-election in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada Assembly seat, died after complaining of uneasiness on Monday, an official said.

Prima facie, it seems that Chandraprakash Thakur (33) died of a heart attack but the exact cause of his death will be known after the autopsy, the official from the local

administration said. 

Thakur, an assistant teacher in a government school, was deputed as the presiding officer at Chikpal booth (no.175) in Katekalyan area of Dantewada Assembly seat where voting for the by-election was underway, he said.

Thakur complained of uneasiness around 6 am following which he was rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, the official said.

The body was sent for postmortem, he said. Another officer was deployed at the polling booth in place of Thakur, he added.

Polling was underway since 7 am in the Dantewada Assembly seat, where the bypoll was necessitated due to the death of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi in a Naxal attack in April this year.

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