Five killed in Manipur poll violence
The state election office said that although the polling was supposed to end at 3 p.m., they would wait till those already in queues outside the booths had cast their votes.
A group of armed militants tried to capture a polling booth in remote Chakpi Karong village in Chandel district but were thwarted by security personnel who resorted to firing. A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel was killed and four others were seriously injured in the ensuing gun battle.
The injured, who included a suspected Naga militant and a woman, succumbed on way to the hospital. Barring the militant, the other three were polling officials deployed at the booth.
Polling started at 7 a.m. and continued peacefully till noon with people turning out in huge numbers to elect a 60-member assembly despite a string of bomb blasts during the past one week.