Violence-hit man dies

Berhampur: A man, injured in pre- panchayat poll violence, died today at Bramhanachhai in Ganjam district, police said.

The 65-year-old man and 11 others were injured in a clash between two groups at Bramhanchhai in Hinjili Assembly segment on February 20, while one person was killed.

The man identified as Dandapani Pradhan was discharged from the hospital recently and undergoing treatment at home where he succumbed.

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State Election Commission (SEC) had postponed the panchayat election in Bramhanchhai panchayat, scheduled to held on February 21, due to law and order problem following the incident.

Police said they had already arrested 31 persons in connection with the clash.