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Irate voters hurled stones and broke polling equipment in a polling station in Manipur
Irate voters hurled stones and broke polling equipment in a polling station in Manipur|EastMojo image
MANIPUR

Polling disrupted after violence erupts at poll booth in Manipur

Angry voters storm into poll station after EVM malfunctions and they are forced to wait for a long time at Kyamgei Muslim Makha Leikai area of Imphal

Team EastMojo

Team EastMojo

Imphal: Peaceful voting that was underway for the Inner Manipur parliamentary seat in the state was disrupted on Thursday following violence that erupted in a polling booth station number Kyamgei Muslim Makha Leikai of Imphal.

People who were stranded for a long time following malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) got angry and stormed into the polling station destroying EVM and VVPAT machines.

In a shocking video that was recorded by some poling agents deployed in the station, it clearly shows irate people throwing stones and breaking into the poll booth forcefully despite being stopped by polling officials.

Meanwhile, security personnel who were deployed in the polling station, resorted quickly to firing blank shots in the air and lathi-charging in order to disperse the irate voters gathered at the poll booth.

Police personnel are carrying out an investigation over the matter and further details are awaited.