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Two killed in police firing; repoll for 41 booths

Two women were killed in police firing in Nagaland's Zunheboto district, taking the official toll in poll violence to four. Repolling has been ordered at 41 booths.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2003 16:07 IST

Two women were killed in police firing in Nagaland's Zunheboto district on Wednesday night taking the toll in violence during polling to the 60-member assembly in the state to four even as returning officers recommended repoll in 41 polling booths, official sources said on Thursday.

The incident occurred at Aghunato when a mob attacked a police party escorting polling officials in which a policeman was injured and electronic voting machines were destroyed. The policemen opened fire to disperse the mob in which two women were killed, sources said.

Two persons were killed on Wednesday in poll-related violence in Kohima and Mokchung districts.

Though returning officers have recommended repoll in 41 booths, repoll has been ordered in 16 booths only, CEO's office sources said.

Repolling will be held on Friday, they said.

Many of the booths where repoll has been recommended registered between 80 per cent to 100 per cent voting, the sources said.

First Published: Feb 27, 2003 16:37 IST