Candidate's son injured

The son of Cong candidate from Morena Barelal Jatav was seriously injured in a a clash between BJP & Cong workers.
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Published on May 06, 2004 08:57 PM IST
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The son of Congress candidate from Morena Lok Sabha constituency Barelal Jatav was seriously injured in a a clash between BJP and Congress workers here, police said on Thursday.

The incident occurred late last night following arguments between Devendra Jatav, who was pasting Congress posters in the city along with party workers, and BJP candidate Ashok Argal's brothers Rakesh and Chanchal and their associates, they said.

Within minutes both the groups came to blows and the violent clash resulted in serious head injuries to Devendra, who was initially taken to the district hospital for treatment and then referred to Gwalior Hospital, they said.

On the basis of complaints lodged by Devendra and the rival group, police registered FIR on the matter, police said.

Meanwhile, District Congress spokesman Rakesh Garg alleged that BJP had hired criminals from outside in an attempt to unleash a reign of terror to affect polling slated for May 10.

He said complaint about the incident has been made to the district election officer as also the Election Commission seeking immediate action.

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