A teacher on election duty at a polling booth in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district died of a heart attack today, an official said.
Tukalu Ram Nareti, an assistant teacher in a government school, was deputed as the polling officer at a booth in Antagarh area of Kanker Lok Sabha constituency where voting was underway, the official from the local administration said.
Tukalu Ram Nareti complained of chest pain around 6 am and fell unconscious at the polling station. He was rushed to a local hospital but was declared brought dead, the official added. The body has been sent for post-mortem, the official said.
Polling was underway since 7 am in Chhattisgarh's three Lok Sabha seats - Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund - in the second phase of polling in the state.