Samiti Member’s husband shot dead in Balangir

Balangir: Two bike-borne miscreants allegedly shot the husband of a Samiti Member dead at Bagdor Panchayat under Belapada block of Balangir district on Monday.

Two youths reportedly visited Samiti Member Banita Biswal’s house this evening. They had some discussions with Banita’s husband Lokanath Biswal. However, one of them suddenly took out a gun and opened fire at Lokanath before fleeing the scene.

Lokanath, who sustained grievous injuries on his chest following the firing, was rushed to the Belapada medical for treatment. However, he succumbed to the injury while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

While the exact reason behind the murder is yet to be known, it is suspected that the crime is the outcome of a political rivalry.

Meanwhile, the local police is said to have started an investigation into the matter after getting a complaint.

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