Post-poll violence at strong room in Kendrapara College

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Kendrapara: Tension ran high in Kendrapara after locals attacked the polling officer during the deposit of VVPAT machines in the strongroom at Kendrapara College.

According to sources, a scuffle erupted among the locals and the presiding officer after the former spotted the official of unlocking the VVPAT machines at the strongroom in Kendrapara College following the Patkura assembly polls that was held yesterday. Misunderstanding the whole situation to be a vote tampering scheme, the irate locals attacked a polling officer who came out of the washroom.

Cops deployed at the spot intervened and rescued the official.

Later, Kendrapara Superintendent of Police (SP) along with other senior officials reached the spot to take stock of the situation.

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