A polling official who was part of an election team injured in an accident at Potamati village last night, succumbed to his injuries.
30-year old Chesan Ch Marak of Chandmari Tura, was a Technical Assistant for MGNREGA at Gambegre Block and was deputed as second polling official for Jangrapara polling station in Tikrikilla in West Garo Hills.
He had left Tura with his 8 member polling team from Tura on Saturday as part of the first batch of personnel deployed for duty.
The entire election machinery of the State has condole the untimely demise of the official.
Marak was a keen and dedicated worker and a flag bearer of democracy, Chief Electoral Officer FR Kharkongor said.
He also announced that the Election Department is extending an ex gratia compensation of Rs 15 lakhs, which will be paid to the next of kin of the official.
“We salute the tangible contributions of all polling officials involved in the poll process and the acknowledge with gratitude, the momentous efforts put in by each and every member of the election machinery as the true foot soldiers of democracy,” Kharkongor said.
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