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Haryana: Violence, Clashes reported during Polling

Sirsa, Hisar, Oct 15: Despite tight security for the assembly elections in Haryana, it has not been peaceful as violence and clashes reported from different parts of the state during polling. There were reports of sporadic violence from Sirsa, Rohtak, Hisar and Sonepat districts in the first few hours of voting.

Violence was reported in Sirsa where stones were pelted at the vehicle of Haryana Lokhit Party (HLP) chief Gopal Kanda, who allegedly slapped Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Sirsa candidate ML Singla's brother, Om Prakash Singla, at Gaushala Mohalla. It triggered clashes between supporters of the two parties. However, police controled the situation.

Another incident was reported in Moria Khera village of Sirsa district, where one person was injured in firing following an altercation between BJP and INLD workers. The injured was later rushed to a local hospital. Also violence was reported from Hisar where clashes between Jat and Dalit communities disturbed the polling.

Amidst such incidents, the polling in Haryana recorded about 35 per cent turnout. More than 1.63 crore eligible voters exercised their franchise till 1 PM today.

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