Ward Member hacked to death in Angul

Angul: Throwing an open challenge to police a miscreant hacked a Ward Member in full public view in Antulia village under Purunakote police limits in the district last night.

The deceased has been identified as Jagabandhu Behera, BJP’s Satkoshia Mandal Harijan Morcha President and the incumbent Ward Member of Antulia panchayat Ward No.7.

As per the report, Behera was returning home after some work last night while the assailant identified as Sadanand Gadanayak intercepted him at Antulia Chhak and attacked with a ‘Bhujali’ (sharp weapon). While the victim sustained critical stomach injury in the attack and sneaked into the house of a local, he died a few minutes later.

Police rushed to the spot and seized the body to send for autopsy at Angul DHH.

Locals informed that a long-standing land dispute between Behera and the accused might have led to the killing.

Cops have detained the accused of late for interrogation.

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