Maharashtra Assembly election 2019: 62-year dies of brain hemorrhage while standing in queue to vote in Pimpri-Chinchawad

A 62-year-old man fainted while standing in the queue outside a polling station in adjoining Pimpri-Chinchwad industrial township.

Press Trust of India October 21, 2019 19:44:45 IST
Maharashtra Assembly election 2019: 62-year dies of brain hemorrhage while standing in queue to vote in Pimpri-Chinchawad
  • A 62-year-old man fainted while standing in the queue outside a polling station in adjoining Pimpri-Chinchwad industrial township

  • According to the police, the deceased, Abdul Rahim Shaikh, a resident of Shantinagar, which is part of the Bhosari assembly constituency, was suffering from cancer for the last one year

  • The elderly man was later taken to a local hospital where he died at around 11.30 am, he said

Pune: A 62-year-old man fainted while standing in the queue outside a polling station in adjoining Pimpri-Chinchwad industrial township on Monday and later died of brain hemorrhage in a hospital, said police.

According to the police, the deceased, Abdul Rahim Shaikh, a resident of Shantinagar, which is part of the Bhosari assembly constituency, was suffering from cancer for the last one year.

"He, along with his wife, had come to cast his vote at one of the polling stations in Bhosari. While standing in the queue, Shaikh fainted and was taken home by family members and others," said a senior official attached to the Bhosari police station.

The elderly man was later taken to a local hospital where he died at around 11.30 am, he said. "According to medical reports, he died of brain hemorrhage (bleeding) in the hospital," the official said.

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