BREAKING NEWS Post-Poll violence fear comes true

May 24, 2019

Namchi, 24 May:

The possibility of post-poll that had been feared all along came true here tonight with three properties of SDF-affiliated families vandalized and a vehicle belonging to an SDF supporter targeted with arson. Ironically, these acts of violence were reported from Namchi-Singithang, a constituency from where Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has won.

The properties targeted belonged to SDF leaders Chandra  Khaling, Passang Sherpa and a relative of the Chief Minister. A Gypsy with SDF insignia on it, clearly used for campaigning purposes was also vandalized.

Earlier in the day, some vehicles were also vandalized in Namchi soon after the result was announced for the constituency. Eye-witness accounts suggest that when some vehicles of SDF supporters were targeted, some officers engaged in polling duty also got caught in the stoning incident and found their vehicles damaged as well.

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