At least one person has been killed and 17 others injured in Tuesday's violence outside polling stations in eastern India in the second phase of state assembly elections.
In Bihar state, police fired into a mob trying to disrupt the vote, killing one man, while separate clashes between rival political groups left at least 17 people injured. Maoist insurgents also attempted to disrupt voting in Bihar, as well as neighboring Jharkhand state.
Election commission officials say up to 50 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots for 82 seats in the state legislature of Bihar, while voter turnout in Jharkhand was 60 percent. The third and final round of voting begins on February 23rd. Counting begins on February 27th.