Odisha: Ward Member Hacked To Death Over Land Dispute In Angul

29 September 2019

Diptanshu Dash

Angul: A local political leader was hacked to death in a crowded place at Antulia village here on Sunday evening. The deceased, Jagabandhu Behera was the president of Harijan Morcha of BJP's Satkosia Mandal of the district.

According to reports, Behera was involved in a land dispute with one Sadananda Garnaik in the past. Meanwhile, today when Behera was standing at a crossroad in Antulia, Garnaik showed up and attacked him with a sharp weapon.

The attack was so savage that Behera succumbed to his injuries on the spot. While Garnaik managed to flee, bystanders reported the matter to police.

Behera's body was sent for autopsy and a case against Garnaik has been registered. Police have launched a manhunt to nab the murderer. Behera was also the Ward Member of Ward Number 7 of Antulia Panchayat.