Phulabani: Just a few hours before the commencement of second phase polls, suspected Maoists on Wednesday gunned down a woman polling officer in Odisha’s Kandhamal district.
The incident occurred when polling supervisor Sanjukta Digal was taking a team of poll personnel to a booth, police said.
Digal was shot dead by the suspected
Maoists when she got down from the vehicle following a landmine blast on the
road while passing through a jungle.
Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat will go to polls on Thursday.