Main Accused, 2 Aides Held For Former Sarpanch’s Murder In Balasore Dist Of Odisha

Chandipur: Police have cracked the murder mystery of a former sarpanch cum businessman and arrested the main accused along with two of his aides at Naulapalgadi under Chandipur block in Balasore district of Odisha on Tuesday.

The three have been arrested and interrogation is on, Balasore SP Sudhanshu Shekhar Mishra revealed to media persons. The cops also have seized a gun and bullets from their possession.

Meanwhile, a manhunt has been launched to trace the whereabouts of other accused persons involved in the crime.

It is worth mentioning here that Bainchar former sarpanch Bijay Pradhan alias Doctor Babu was hacked to death yesterday. Eight miscreants came on motorbikes and assaulted Biju before stabbing him with sharp-edged weapons.

In a bid to save his life, Biju ran away and tried to hide inside the cabin of a trawler. However, the miscreants opened four rounds of fire on him. The bullets hit his chest and neck after which the miscreants fled the spot.

Following the incident, Bijay was rushed to Balasore District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) where he was declared dead during the treatment.

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