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Manipur Polls 2022: Police on duty killed in ‘accidental firing’

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On February 28, a police personnel on poll duty died in a case of accidental firing from his service weapon in Churachandpur district in Manipur.

Cop killed in Manipur:

The incident took place in Tipaimukh assembly constituency in Churachandpur district. 

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According to a statement issued by the office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Naorem Ibochouba from Kakching district’s Labungo Pareng area was detailed for poll duty at 53/37 Senvon (C) polling station in Tipaimukh constituency.

Aftermath:

The dead body was recovered by concerned officials with the help of Rapid Response team (RRT) and brought to Imphal by helicopter and deposited at JNIMS morgue. One sub-inspector (IO) and a magistrate accompanied the dead body, the CEO added. 

A Sub-Inspector (IO) and magistrate accompanied the body, the statement said, adding that “it is suspected to be accidental firing from his service weapon.”

Manipur Polls 2022:

The first phase of polling for the Assembly election began on February 28, 2022. 38 assembly constituencies of the state went for polling in the first of the two-phase election.

A total of 173 candidates, including 15 females, are in the fray in this phase. Voting began at 7 am and will continue till 4 pm. The voters who are Covid positive or are under quarantine will be allowed to vote at the last hour, between 3 pm to 4 pm.

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