Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhadrak, Feb 20:

In ongoing panchayat poll violence reported across Odisha, a former block Congress president was allegedly killed by opponent BJD workers in Palasa panchayat under Baant block in Odisha’s Bhadrak district.

The deceased was identified as Suresh Rout.

The family members alleged the BJD workers of killing Suresh.

A vehicle rammed over Suresh following which he died, the family alleged.

Another Congress worker was seriously injured in the incident. He was admitted to district headquarters hospital in critical condition.

Acting on the complaint, the Baant police have started investigation into the matter.