Berhampur: A local BJD leader was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Asika of Odisha’s Ganjam district last night. The deceased has been identified as Sadananda Lenka (50).
The incident took place around 10.30 PM while he was returning home on a motorcycle with his associate. Some bike-borne miscreants chased him and opened fire multiple rounds of bullets targeting his head near College Chhak in the town.
Lenka sustained bullet injuries in the attack and died on the spot. On being informed, police reached the spot, recovered the body and sent it for post-mortem. The associate of the deceased has been detained by cops for questioning.
Though the reason behind the firing is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that some persons accused in a murder incident, which took place in Kharia panchayat two years ago, are involved in the killing.