Auto driver killed in bomb hurling, land dispute suspected

KalingaTV News Network

Nayagarh: Creating broad daylight mayhem, a group of armed assailants killed a man by hurling bombs at him at Medical Square in Rajsunakhala area in the district on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Jhulu Barik, Balugaon village under Banapur Police Station.

Jhulu who resided in Rajsunakhala area over past few years and earned his living by driving auto-rickshaw, was targeted by the miscreants at around 9.30 AM in the morning while he was standing in front of a shop. They first fired several rounds of bullet at Jhulu and then hurled a bomb targeting him which killed him on the spot.

Family members of Jhulu claimed that he had been attacked over past enmity. Jhulu who was also working as a land broker, had developed business rivalry with some locals and that could be the reason behind the attack, they suspected.

Meanwhile, police have reached the spot and started investigation into the incident.

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