In Vijayapura district, election-related violence has been reported, where villagers in Masabinal village in Basavanabagewadi taluk smashed EVMs and VVPAT and toppled a car belonging to an election officer. The exact reason behind the incident is still unknown, but sources suggest that the officials were transferring reserved or standby EVMs to other polling stations, which the villagers misunderstood as an interruption in the voting process, leading to violence.
Man dies after voting in Hassan district
Tragically, a 49-year-old man named Jayanna, a resident of Chikkole village in Belur taluk, died after coming out of a polling booth where he had cast his vote on Wednesday. It was reported that he suffered a cardiac arrest and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, but was declared dead upon arrival.
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