Subadh Kumar Nayak

Berhampur: In a ghastly incident, son of a former sarpanch was beaten to death by a group of miscreants in Ichhapur area of Ganjam district late Tuesday night.

As many as 10 youths from Bada Ichhapur village reportedly attacked former Pandiripada sarpanch Dandapani Nayak’s son Sushant and two of his associates.

All of them were immediately rushed to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur. Sushant died while undergoing treatment in the hospital today morning, the condition of his other two associates is critical.

Even as the exact reason behind the attack is not clear, political enmity is suspected behind the murder.

“The incident seems like it is the fallout of past rivalry. We have started an investigation into the matter. Police forces have been deployed to maintain law and order in the village,” said, Ganjam Additional S.P, Sitaram Satapathy.

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