BJD leader hacked to death
A frontline BJD leader was on Saturday hacked to death at Chhatrapur in Ganjam district. According to reports, around 10-12 unidentified miscreants attacked Laxmidutta Pradhan, a councillor of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC), with swords and other sharp weapons at his house near LIC Colony in Chhatarpur town.
Seeing the brutality, Pradhan’s younger brother Debidutta came to his rescue but the assailants didn’t spare him. Later the profusely bleeding duo was rushed to Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati Medical College and Hospital, Berhmapur where Pradhan succumbed to his injuries.
The deceased’s younger brother was still batting for his life at the medical, reports said. Though the exact reason behind the brutal incident was not yet known, it was suspected that the councillor was attacked over past enmity with his political opponents.
The entire incident was captured in the CCTV installed in the deceased’s house.
“He (Laxmidutta Pradhan) was a strong leader and known for his brilliant organisational skills in the area.