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TDP activist killed, three hurt in group clash

Congress and TDP supporters clashed outside a polling booth in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Rajahmundry
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2004 12:29 PM IST

A TDP activist was killed and three injured in group clashes between TDP and Congress activists during the polling for second and last phase of Lok Sabha and assembly election in Andhra Pradesh on Monday.

A TDP worker P Srinu was allegedly stabbed to death by Congress workers while two others-- one belonging to TDP and another to Congress-- suffered stab injuries in the clash near a polling booth at Pallam village in East Godavari district, police said.

The trouble began over forming of queue before the commencement of polling at 7 a m, Rajahmundry police said adding balloting, which was stopped for about an hour, later resumed in tense situation.

Police officials rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.
One Congress worker was injured in group clashes between Congress and TDP workers in Vidirajupalli village in Cuddpah district -- the home district of Congress star campainer and former CLP leader Dr Y S Rajasekhar Reddy.

Police used mild force to quell a mob of TDP and Congress workers at Peddavaram village in West Godavari district after commencement of polling. However, no one was injured, police added.

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