Bhopal: A corporator died during a violent group clash between the BJP and Congress supporters in the early hours of Friday ahead of voting in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district.
It is alleged that the deceased, identified as Salman Khan, from Manzoor Nagar village of Khajuraho, was run over by vehicles associated with BJP candidate Arvind Pateria and his supporters.
At the time of the incident, the victim was accompanying the Congress candidate from Chhatarpur seat, Vikram Singh Natiraja.
The incident took place in the Rajnagar Assembly constituency around 2 a.m.
According to the police, supporters of Congress candidate Natiraja and those allied with BJP candidate Arvind Pateria took a violent turn when one group allegedly used multiple vehicles to run over the Congress worker, resulting in his death.
In another incident, a man was injured in a gun firing at a polling booth in Dhimni Assembly seat of Morena district while the polling was underway on Friday morning. Union Minister Narnedra Singh Tomar is contesting from this seat.
In Harda district, a person reportedly died of electrocution at a polling booth. While in Indore’s Mhow Assembly seat, BJP workers allegedly attacked Congress supporters with swords.