Post poll violence claims one life in Arunachal Pradesh
A worker of the People's Party of Arunachal died after being attacked by rival group
Itanagar: Post poll violence has claimed a life in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh while an official was attacked in East Kameng district, police said.
A worker of the People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) at Lekang in Lohit district succumbed to his injuries at Assam Medical College (AMC) in Assam's Dibrugarh district on April 10 after he was attacked by supporters of another candidate on April 9, the polling day, Lohit Superintendent of Police Tume Amo said today.
Tension ran high in Lekang after the body of Manoranjan Taye, the PPA worker was brought here on Saturday yesterday, the SP said adding the situation was fully under control after deployment of more forces.
A case has been registered at Mahadevpur police station and five accused who were arrested in the case were given six-day police remand by the local magistrate. Reportedly, two of the accused were elder brothers of the deceased, the SP added.
In another poll related violence in East Kameng district, DRDA project director Kego Jelien was allegedly attacked in front of the election office yesterday in which he was seriously injured and airlifted to Guwahati for treatment.
A case has been registered and investigation launched, police added.
Jilen was on duty as magistrate during the polls, the SP said adding prohibitory orders under Section 144 Cr PC has been clamped in the township.
( Source : PTI )