Canning (WB): A 25-year-old man, who was in the queue of panchayat polling in South 24 Parganas district, was shot dead on Saturday by a jawan of the central force, the police said.
The incident occurred at Danra Bapuji Chak Primary School in Maya Hauli village under Jaynagar police station at about 8.30 pm when there were about 300 people in the queue.
Amal Haldar, who was in the queue went to a jawan to ask something, but the securityman opened fire killing him on the spot, the sources said. Language problem could be the cause of the incident following which the polling process stopped there, the sources said.
Leaders of SUCI-Communist, which is strong in the area, claimed that Haldar was their supporter. Top district officials have reached the spot.


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