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Denied poll ticket, Cong leader drinks poison, dies

Last updated on: November 07, 2013 16:10 IST

A Congress leader, who was denied party ticket from the Agar constituency for the November 25 Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, allegedly committed suicide on Thursday, the police said.

Narsingh Malaviya, 40, who was under depression for the last one week, consumed poison on Thursday morning at his residence in Agar in a bid to end his life, they said. He was rushed to a hospital in Ujjain in a serious condition, where he died, they said.

Narsingh, an office-bearer in the district party unit, was said to be a strong supporter of Congress MP Sajjan Singh Verma, who also stated that the leader was under depression after he was refused a ticket to contest the elections.

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