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4 more teachers die after UP election duty: Unions | India News

Four more teachers died of Covid-19 on Thursday after doing panchayat The electoral service in Bijnor, bringing the death toll to 12 in the district, teachers unions said, even as three Pradhan candidates at rural Uttar Pradesh polls and the son of a panchayat member candidate were killed within the 24 hours, and at least two succumbed to Covid. .
Teacher unions say 577 teachers have died due to Covid after doing their duty in four-phase panchayat surveys. Uttar Pradesh Prathamik Shikshak Sangh said this figure rose to 702 on Thursday.
Sudhir Kumar, District President of the Uttar Pradesh Primary Teachers Association, said: “The Panchayat surveys have played a key role in the dramatic increase in Covid-19 cases in the state. Government employees were infected while carrying out their electoral duties. ”
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MLC (Bareilly region), Hari Singh Dhillon, has written to the UP Prime Minister Yogi adityanath postpone the election results until the Covid situation improves. It has also demanded monetary compensation for the families of the deceased teachers.
Meanwhile, in Mathura, the pradhan’s candidate, Ranveer Chaudhary, died during Thursday’s elections. On Stripe bloc, candidate pradhan Lalita Devi, 40, from Koyal village died Wednesday night, after which the district authorities postponed the vote. However, the cause of his death was not known until the presentation of this report. Kaushal Kumar, another candidate, succumbed to Covid on Thursday, he confirmed Civil lines the circle officer Anil Samaniya. Avtar Tomar, 36, engineer in NTPC Dadri and the son of a candidate for panchayat member, Sikandar Singh of the BJP, died of Covid in Mathura on Wednesday. In Shahjahanpur, 47-year-old sanitation worker Somaran Lal, who was destined for the panchayat elections, died at a polling station on Thursday.
His brother, Suraj Pal, told TOI: “My brother was healthy and never wanted to do duty due to Covid. But, the staff members who wanted to skip duty were threatened with FIR. “Shahjahanpur DM Indra Vikram Singh said:” He was not positive for Covid and had died of a heart attack. The autopsy confirmed the same. ”

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