Man hired for security of EVMs found dead in UP


Meerut: A 60-year-old man hired for the security of EVMs in a mill here after the Assembly elections was found dead in Partapur area, the police said today.


Kishanlal, who owns two langurs, was hired to prevent monkeys from damaging the Electronic Voting Machines and other poll-related equipment kept in a strong room in a spinning mill after the February 11 Assembly elections here, they said.

Kishanlal went missing from the mill yesterday. His naked body was, later, recovered from a gutter inside the mill, police said.

The deceased’s family has filed a police complaint alleging that he was murdered. However, the possibility has been ruled out after initial investigation, they added.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Vineet Agarwal Sharda accused the administration of negligence and demanded a probe by the district magistrate along with Rs 50 lakh compensation for Kishanlal’s family.

He also said that he will write to the Election Commission regarding the death.


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