Muzaffarnagar: One person was on Thursday shot
dead and three others were injured in a clash between two
rival groups at a polling centre here during second phase of
panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh.
Abid (50) died on the spot and three other also
received injuries as members of the two groups exchanged fire
at Jahanpur village, police said.
Security has been tightened with additional police
personnel deployed in the area.
Four people were killed and over 36 injured during the
first phase of 3-tier panchayat elections on October 10 that
registered an 80 per cent turnout. Following the violence,
Uttar Pradesh government had directed all district magistrates
and police chiefs to make elaborate security arrangements.
Polling was held in 198 blocks spread across 68
districts of Uttar Pradesh in the second phase.