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Saswat Singhdeo

Rayagada: The Congress party has raised suspicion over the death of former Rayagada Zilla Parishad president, Purushottam Gamang, who died on December 25 reportedly in a road accident.

Claiming that neither there was any injury mark on Gamang's body nor his bike was broken after the accident; Congress MLA Tara Bahinipati alleged foul play and demanded Crime Branch investigation into the case.

"There was no injury mark on his body and even his bike was not damaged after the accident. We feel there is something wrong, so we urge Odisha Police and the district administration to launch a probe into the incident within 7 days or else we will take further steps," said Bahinipati.

As per reports, Gamang had met with an accident on Ramanaguda-Gunupur road shortly after he had lost a legal case to retain his chairperson post.

Gamang was admitted to a hospital in Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh, where doctors declared him dead.

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