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Mrunal Manmay Dash

In a shocking incident, the husband of a Samiti Member at Bagdor Panchayat under Bolangir’s Belapada block was shot dead on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Lokanath Biswal, husband of Banita Biswal.

As per reports, two bike-borne miscreants visited Biswal’s home during the evening hours on Monday. One of the miscreants suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire at Lokanath following a brief discussion. The miscreants fled the scene immediately after the gun attack.

A seriously injured Lokanath was rushed to the Belapada medical for treatment where he succumbed to the bullet injury which he sustained on his chest.

Sources said Lokanath was an influential person in the political corridors of the district. While the Police are yet to make any statement on the incident, sources said it will be premature to term it as political vengeance killing.

Following the incident, the Police have launched a hunt for the assassins while further investigations are on.

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