Lucknow: At least five people died on Tuesday during the second phase of polling for gram pradhans (village heads) in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
 
More than a dozen incidents of violence marred the polling.
 
During a booth capturing attempt in Gonda, an elderly person was shot dead. A woman was also killed in the violence.
 
In Meerut, two sects of the Muslim community fought pitched battles with each other while three policemen, including a senior official, were injured in Bahraich in a stone pelting incident.
 
Two people — an election officer and a homeguard — died during the polling following heart attacks.
 
Firing was also reported from Kishni in Mainpuri, Sikanderpur village in Firozabad and in Rewari.
 
Supporters of contestants fought with each other at a booth in Pilibhit, leaving four people injured.
 
Violence was also reported from Budayun, Aligarh, Shahjahanpur, Meerut, Gonda and Balrampur.
First Published | 2 December 2015 9:17 AM
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