As polling picked up in 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, a 48-year-old woman, Kamlesh Kumari, an aanganwari supervisor, died of cardiac arrest during election duty at Nihal Singh Wala town in Moga, while minor clashes broke out between Akali Dal and Congress workers in Moga and Amritsar.
District election officer Arshdeep Singh Thind said Kamlesh was posted as aanganwari supervisor at Baghapurana. “She complained about chest pain and was rushed to the nearby hospital where doctors declared her dead. A new staff member has been deployed at Nihal Singh Wala polling station,” said Thind, adding that however the election process was running smoothly.
The deceased's husband, Jarnail Singh, said that his wife was suffering from heart problem.
Meanwhile, seven people were injured in a clash between SAD and Congress workers at Sangatpura village under Baghapurana in Moga district. The injured were rushed to the nearby hospital immediately. The injured have been identified as Congress leader Dilbagh Singh Bhau, SAD leader Karnail Singh and Jassa Singh. A police official said that three people have been rounded up and situation was under control at the moment.