Chulamani’s supporters alleged that he was abducted by one of his rival candidates who assaulted him after tying his limbs.
In the wake of violent incidents during the first two phases of panchayat polls, security arrangements have been strengthened for the third phase scheduled on Sunday.
In Jajpur, police arrested nine persons in connection with poll-related violence.
Second phase of polling in the three-tier panchayat elections in the State passed of peacefully in most districts on Friday.
Contacted, District Welfare Officer Krupa Sindhu Behera said action against the headmaster will be taken as per the service code.
In a few hours, a large number of voters whose names were missing from the list had gathered outside the booth.
Sources said while polling was underway at Kathaumal village, a police team led by IIC B Bhagat reached the booth and used excessive force to make the voters stand in queue.
In Ganjam, a group of miscreants forcibly entered the booth at Ramayapatana under Katuru panchayat in Chikiti and decamped with 32 ballot papers.
More than 75 pc voting witnessed in disputed Kotia panchayat
The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra and Home Secretary Sanjeev Chopra.
The senior BJP leader urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to break his silence over the violence unleashed by the BJD workers across the State.
13 persons injured in clashes between supporters of rival candidates, garage set ablaze
As tension simmers, police force deployed in Alanda, Tichhini to avert any further flare-ups
Though Dash told mediapersons he had no enmity with anyone, he suspected some party workers, who have turned against him, might be involved in the incident.
Polling in the Phase-I election for 200 Zilla Parishad (ZP) zones, 1,669 panchayats and 22,379 wards in 71 blocks across the state began at 7 am.