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Bihar: RJD worker killed, three injured in post-poll violence between BJP and RJD supporters

A worker of Rashtriya Janata Dal was killed and three others were injured on Tuesday after violence broke out between Bharatiya Janata Party and RJD supporters following polling for the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar’s Saran district.

The person killed in the incident was identified as Chandan Yadav.

Rohini Acharya, daughter of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, is contesting the Saran Lok Sabha seat which was among the five Lok Sabha seats in the state where voting took place on Monday.

Acharya told reporters on Tuesday that she had escaped a violent attack on Monday when she had gone to visit one of the polling booths.

“I asked one of the BJP workers there if he has cast his vote what is he doing inside the polling booth. Soon after that these BJP goons started verbally abusing me and also brought batons and bamboo sticks to attack me. Today morning they have killed one of my party workers,” Acharya said.

The violence took place in the Bada Telma area near Bhikhari Thakur Chowk after an altercation broke out between two groups over alleged irregularities during polling in the region, PTI reported.

Supporters of the BJP and the Rashtriya Janata Dal clashed and shots were also fired.

A case has been registered and an investigation is also underway, Superintendent of Police Gaurav Mangla told PTI. Three persons have been arrested in connection with the incident, he added.

The internet has also been shut down for two days in the district to maintain law and order.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Rohini Acharya demanded justice for her party workers who faced violence.

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