Keonjhar: A polling party official died at Anandpur in Keonhar district after falling ill.
The deceased was identified as Abhay Kumar Sethi, a fourth grade staff of Champua High School.
According to sources, Sethi, who was posted at Booth No- 149 under Anandapur Assembly constituency, suddenly complained of uneasiness inside the EVM dispatch room this afternoon.
He was immediately rushed to a hospital nearby where the doctors declared him brought dead. The exact cause of death will be ascertained after receiving the autopsy report.
Sources said the next of the kin of the deceased Abhay will be provided financial assistance as the policy of the Election Commission of India (ECI).
On April 17 too, Maoists gunned down a Sanjukta Digal, a woman polling official in Kandhamal district.