Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bolangir, Feb 19:

Decomposed body of a polling agent was found lying in Karlapita jungle under Bhundimuhan Panchayat in Balangir block yesterday in the evening by herdsmen in Odisha’s Balangir district.

The deceased was later identified as Rohit Pradhan (48), who was missing since February 16.

Sadar police station Sub-inspector LN Satapathy reached the spot after being informed about the incident but failed to seize the decomposed body as darkness had already arrived.

The body would be recovered and sent for post-mortem today.

According to reports, Rohit was nominated to work as a polling agent at a polling booth in the ongoing panchayat election in the state.

It was claimed by villagers that he has been killed due to political enmity following which mild tension erupted in Karlapita village.