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Chinta Bhaskar Reddy, a Telugu Desam Party worker, was hacked to death near polling booth No.197 at Veerapuram in Tadipatri constituency of Anantapur district on April 11.The clash followed an alleged attempt by some 15 TDP supporters to capture the booth. District Election Officer G. Veerapandian said TDP and YSR Congress Party workers indulged in clashes somewhere in Veerapuram village, but ran into the polling station and chased each other. Outside the polling booth the TDP worker was beaten to death. Three YSR Congress Party supporters were injured.The TDP worker died at the KIMS Saveera Hospital where he was brought for treatment, police told The Hindu.Among the three injured YSRCP men, one’s condition is stated to be serious. The man, identified as Pulla Reddy, is undergoing treatment for skull injuries at a hospital in Anantapur town. The other two are out of danger and are under treatment.Anantapur DIG Kanthi Rana Tata said that additional forces were rushed to the village and polling continued peacefully after a brief interruption due the clashes. Central Reserve Police Force personnel are guarding all sensitive polling booths in Tadipatri, Raptadu and Dharmavaram Assembly constituencies of the district.

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