Tezpur: Former Congress minister Ripun Bora was on Thursday injured when a rival party supporter hit him at a Panchayat poll vote counting centre in Gohpur in lower Assam's Sonitpur district, official sources said.
As Bora was congratulating his victorious party candidate at the counting centre in Chariduar College, the son of a losing candidate hit him causing injury on his forehead, they said.
The former education minister rushed to a hospital and was released after giving first aid.
The assailant identified as Rupen Biswas was apprehended by police, sources said.
Another Congress politician, former Lok Sabha MP from Dhubri Anowar Hussain, was seriously injured yesterday after inmates of a relief camp attacked members of a Congress party fact-finding team in violence-hit Goalpara district of Assam.


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