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Aska Congress Candidate Murderously Attacked By Miscreants

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Berhampur: Aska assembly constituency's Congress candidate Manoj Kumar Jena was murderously attacked by unidentified miscreants on the National Highway 5 here on Wednesday.

Jena, travelling in his SUV was apprehended by the miscreants near a private school near Lanjipali today evening. The miscrenats were bike-borne and fled from the scene after injuring Jena.

He was shot at and attacked with sharp weapons on multiple occasions. The MLA candidate was rushed to MKCG Medical College and Hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

Jena was attacked while he was returning from Bhubaneswar. Two were following his vehicle. He had stopped for easing himself at a deserted spot when the attack took place, Berhampur SP Pinak Mishra said.

"Multiple teams have been deployed to trace the attackers involved. The victim's condition is being monitored and if necessary he would be shifted for better treatment," Mishra added.

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Pinak Mishra, SP, Berhampur