Woman Polling Officer Shot Dead By Maoists

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Bhubaneswar: A woman polling officer in Kandhamal district of Odisha was shot down by Maoists on Wednesday while she was taking a team of poll personnel to a booth on the eve of second phase election, police said.

Sector Officer Sanjukta Digal was gunned down as she got down from the vehicle, checking a suspicious object lying on the road while passing through a jungle, DGP B K Sharma told.
Other polling personnel in the vehicle were unhurt.

The incident took place in Phulbani Assembly segment under Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat where polling is scheduled to commence at 7 am on Thursday.