Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Koraput, Mar 13:
A former sarpanch of Tentuliguma Panchayat under Baipariguda block of Odisha’s Koraput has been murdered today. His throat has been slit.
The deceased Sarpanch has been identified as Gobardhan Bhumia. His body was found this morning lying near a road in Mantriamba village. The motorbike he used was also found lying nearby.
Maoist involvement is being suspected in the incident, given their influence in the area and past record of involvement in violent activities. No poster, banner, leaflet or message, however, has been found from the crime spot yet.
Police reached the spot this morning and have started an investigation even though no concrete evidence has emerged yet.