In a distressing incident, members of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoists) claimed another life in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Saturday, marking the sixth such incident in the poll-bound state this year.
The victim, identified as Ratan Dubey, was a poll coordinator and held the position of deputy chief within the BJP’s Narayanpur district unit. The tragic event unfolded around 5:30 pm as Dubey was actively engaged in a political campaign in Kosalnar village.
Reports suggest that the assailants, believed to be associated with the Maoist group, attacked Ratan Dubey using sharp weapons, leading to his untimely demise. The act of violence has sent shockwaves throughout the region and has raised concerns about security and political tensions in the lead-up to the forthcoming Assembly election.
Promptly responding to the incident, local police teams, in collaboration with security forces, swiftly arrived at the scene to manage the situation and initiate an investigation.
Chhattisgarh is set to hold a two-phase Assembly election commencing on November 7, and this alarming episode highlights the challenges and security issues that persist in the state during the election season. The government and authorities are expected to take stringent measures to ensure the safety of candidates and voters as the electoral process unfolds.