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Manipur Election 2017: ECI announces 20 lakhs ex-gratia for deceased poll staff

Imphal: Election Commission of India has announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 20,000 lakhs ex-gratia for the victim family of deceased polling staff H Ramkating, Asst teacher of K Ashang Khullen Aze Aided Primary school Ukhrul who succumbed to injury in a bomb attack while performing election duty for the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly 2017.

State Chief Electoral Officer Vivekumar Dewangan, on behalf of ECI, has issued an official order to this effect while expressing deep condolence for the deceased poll staff who died on poll duty.

 Manipur Election 2017: ECI announces 20 lakhs ex-gratia for deceased poll staff

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"This office assures all possible help to the bereaved family of late Ramkating and stands by them in this hour of tragedy," he said.

He also sent a condolence message to the bereaved family.

Ramkating sustained injury when suspected militants triggered off an improvised explosive device near a polling station at Ashang Khullen in Phungyar Assembly constituency in Ukhrul on Tuesday.

The militants behind the attacks are yet to be ascertained.

Congress candidate and son of veteran Congress leader Rishang Keishing is seeking re-election from this constituency.

At the time of the incident the chief secretary O Nabakishore Singh was conducting a security meeting with top army, Assam Rifles, police, CRPF and BSF.

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Updated Date: Mar 08, 2017 17:27:13 IST