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Five dead during polling for UP gram pradhans

 2015-12-01 18:56:41.0

election BNA 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. (IANS)

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