01 January 2019
Ganjam: Local BJD leader Sadananda Lenka was unable to witness the dawn of New Year as he was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Asika here last night.
According to reports, Sadananda (50) was the brother of Kharia Pachayat’s BJD Sarpanch Arabind Lenka and an established BJD leader.
Reportedly, the incident took place around 10.30 PM when he was on his way back home. Midway, he was chased by some bike-borne miscreants, who opened fire targeting his head near College Chhak.
After sustaining bullet injuries, Lenka died on the spot. On intimation, cops recovered Sadananda’s body and sent it for post-mortem. Further investigation into the matter is currently underway to ascertain the exact reason behind the firing.