A man from Mirsharai upazila in Chattogram has got the shock of his life after he discovered his own death in a voter list.
Arjun Chandra Das died in 2012, according to the voter list published by the Election Commission.
He found out the shocking information as he sought to contest in the by-poll election of Dhum union-4 scheduled for November 11.
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Arjun collected his nomination paper for general member post of ward-9 of that union and later found out he was listed as dead in the voter list.
Astonished by the information, he sent a written complaint to the Election Commission Secretary.
According to locals, on October 10 Arjun collected his nomination paper from the returning officer’s office and on October 13 he went to upazila election office to collect the voter list of that area.
After not finding his name Arjun informed upazila election officer Faruque Hossain. Faruque confirmed after checking from an online list that Arjun, son of Sudhir Chandra Dash from Dhum village, died on March 25, 2012.
The official informed Arjun as his name was not listed he cannot contest in the election.
Arjun told UNB he is alive in his National ID card, Passport, heir certificate, character certificate, trade license, chairman certificate, tax receipt, bank account and all other official documents.
“Even though I went to India on medical visa on 2017-2018, they have been showing me dead since 2012,” he said.
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“I just wish to serve people by contesting in the election which I cannot due to this error”, said a dejected Arjun.
Upazila Election officer Faruq Hossain said Arjun’s complaint has been sent to the Election commission office for correction.
“If EC approves, Arjun can take part in the by-poll. Otherwise his nomination will get cancelled”, he said.