Village committee president shot at over past enmity in Dhenkanal

KalingaTV News Network

Dhenkanal: Tension prevailed in Ranjagola village under Balimi Police Station area in Dhenkanal districts on Friday after a village committee president sustained bullet injury after being shot at by a group of unidentified miscreants over past enmity.

The injured has been identified as Lingharaj Sahoo, President, Ranjagola village committee.

The attack took place near Khajuriakata Bazar Chhak at around 8.30 AM in the morning while Lingaraj was returning from the weekly market after purchasing vegetables. A group of at least four miscreants intercepted his bike by keeping a car before it and started abusing him verbally. Later they started thrashing the victim mercilessly with iron rods and fired at least four rounds of bullet at him before living the spot.

The victim who sustained two bullet injuries on his legs was first rushed to Khajuriakata CHC and was later shifted to Dhenkanal DHH by locals where his condition is stated to be stable.

Angry locals blocked Satmile-Gudiakateni Road protesting the attack later in the day and demanded immediate arrest of the accused.

The victim in his statement to media on the attack has alleged the hand of a local stone crusher owner in the incident. He claimed that, he was on the target of the hired goons of the accused for last five to six months after playing a leading role in closing his crusher.

Police have started investigation into the incident.

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