Businessman found murdered in shop

Anandpur: A cement and iron rod business man was found murdered at his shop Khalana under Ramachandrapur police station here in Keonjhar district over suspected previous enmity last night.

Following the murder incident, fellow shop keepers and local residents blocked the NH 215 at Khalana square, burning tyres. They demanded immediate arrest of the accused and adequate compensation to the deceased’s family.

The vehicular traffic on the highway between Keonjhar and Panikoili came to a standstill due to the road blockade. Police reached the spot and tried to pacify the mob.

The police have also started investigation pressing the scientific team and dog squad in service.

“We got information in the morning that cement and rod shop owner Sushant Sahoo was murdered. Immediately, we rushed to the spot and alerted the higher authority. The scientific team from Keonjhar and dog squad from Jajpur have reached the spot. The mobile phone of the deceased is also being tracked. All aspects of the case are being looked upon to trace the murderer. We are trying to pacify the mob”, said IIC Suryakanti Das of Ramachandrapur police station.

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