A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawan from Karungal in Kanyakumari district was killed in a naxal attack on a polling station in Chhattisgarh on Monday. When Clement Joseph (41) and a few more CISF jawans were guarding a polling station at Gadekalnyan in Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh even as polling for the Assembly was going on, they came under intense firing from the naxals. While Mr.Joseph, father of two children, was killed on the spot, two jawans sustained serious injuries.

The body of Mr.Joseph will be flown to Thiruvananthapuram from where it will be taken to Karungal by road, police sources said.