Polling official died in Odisha; EC to provide exgratia

Bhubaneswar: A polling official died on duty under Parjang Assembly constituency in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district on Tuesday.

Nabakishore Nayak collapsed inside booth number 41 in Kantapal village under the Parjang Assembly segment of Dhenkanal Lok Sabha constituency.

He was declared dead by doctors at Kamakhyanagar sub-divisional hospital.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar said exgratia will be provided to the next of kin of the deceased as per the Election Commission guidelines.

Polling was held for Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Sambalpur, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal, Koraput Lok Sabha seats and 42 Assembly constituencies in the third phase.