Berhampur, Jan 1 (LocalWire) A local Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader was shot dead by some unknown miscreants at Aska, about 40-km from here, in Ganjam district, said police on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Sadananda Lenka (46) alias Bahana of Kharia, near Aska.
He was the elder brother of Kharia panchayat sarapancha Aurabindo Lenka.
He was involved in the ruling party for last some years.
Lenka was going to his village on a motorcycle, when at least three bike-borne miscreants fired at him near Aska College square at about 10.45 pm on Monday.
He was rushed to the Aska hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead.
Police detained the motorcycle rider, as the deceased was riding pillion, for interrogation.