Bhubaneswar, September 30 (LocalWire): A local BJP leader in Angul was hacked to death at a crowded marketplace in Antulia village under Purunakote police station jurisdiction at around 8 pm on Sunday.
The deceased, 60-year-old Jagabandhu Behera, was the Antulia Panchayat ward member and president of Adivasi-Harijan Morcha of BJP’s Satkosia Mandal.
The police recovered his body in a pool of blood on the street and have sent it for post-mortem.
According to police sources, the deceased was in the village square when the accused Sadananda Garnaik attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon, killing Behera on the spot.
The police have registered a case against the accused and investigating the matter.
They are also trying to trace Garnaik who has fled the village, sources said.