BJD leader hacked to death

The Asian Age - - Nation - AKSHAYA KU­MAR SAHOO

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.

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