Panchayat Poll violence in Dhenkanal- one dead

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Dhenkanal : Yesterday a young boy was shot dead at Tarabha village of Dhenkanal district in Odisha. Dhenkanal SP Basant Kumar Panigrahi said “ The deceased has been identified as Salman Rout S/o Himanshu Rout. Today we have arrested the prime accused and detained two others for their alleged complicity in the case. The prime accused is identified as Byomkesh Biswal. Besides, two suspects have been detained for interrogation for their alleged involvement in this murder”

As reported the deceased Salman Rout last night was putting BJP posters for the ongoing Panchayat Polls in Odisha. The prime accused Byomkesh and Salman had an altercation and Salman was shot at point blank.  Tension is very high in the area . The full district administration headed by the SP and the DM cum Collector Rupa Roshan Sahoo are closely monitoring the situation.

The prime accused Byomkesh is a police constable, a supporter of the BJD and is the nephew of the sitting Chairman of Tarabha Block.  Meanwhile, the body has been sent to SCB Cuttack for post mortem.

Salman was an educated young man. He was admitted to Dhenkanal District Headquarters Hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries late yesterday night.

Noted socio-political leader, the Chairman of Smt. Nandini Satpathy Memorial Trust (SNSMT) and a strong voice from Dhenkanal  Shri. Suparno Satpathy via a tweet has strongly condemned this poll violence.

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