Gaon Sathi shot dead in Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: Unidentified miscreants today shot dead a ‘Gaon Sathi’ at Suleipat village near Badampahar of the district. The deceased has been identified as Jyotindranath Giri.

According to reports, some youths reached Giri’s house and asked him to accompany them to the nearby Suleipat dam. Later, his bullet-ridden body was recovered from the spot.

Although the exact reason behind the killing is unclear, it is being suspected to be fallout of past enmity. The body has been sent for autopsy and police have begun investigation into the case.

‘Gaon Sathis’ are village personnel employed by the state government for the smooth execution of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) scheme.

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