Congress workers stab BJP supporters who try to cast votes in Assam
Apr 12, 2019, 1:14 PM IST
Guwahati: At least three people were injured after few BJP and Congress workers got into a scuffle at a polling booth during the first phase of Lok Sabha election in Assam's Nagaon district on Wednesday.
According to the reports, the incident took place at 108 no Futajar High Madrasa polling station under Rupahihat assembly constituency and Kaliabor Lok Sabha constituency in the central Assam district.
It was further reported that the Congress workers had allegedly stopped the BJP supporters from casting their votes.
The situation turned violent after a former panchayat president of Futaljar village panchayat named A Hannan attacked a BJP supporter identified as Zahirul Islam with a knife.
Apart from Zahirul, two other persons identified as Khairul Islam and Moinul Haque were also injured in the clash.
The injured were rushed to nearby hospital. An FIR was also lodged against the attackers at Rupahihat police station.
Police have started an investigation and launched an operation to nab the attackers.
By Hemanta Nath