Dhenkanal: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Youth wing Dhenkanal district president Jashobanta Parida was today shot dead by unidentified miscreants near Kamakhya Nagar.
As reported, bombs were hurled on the car Parida was travelling in, as he some how managed to get out of his vehicle, the attackers fired multiple bullets on him.
Parida sustained bullet injuries in his head and later succumbed while he was being taken to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack in an ambulance. The doctor, who was accompanying Parida in the ambulance, declared him dead following which the body was brought back to the Kamakhyanagar hospital.
A few years back, on a previous occasion Parida had been shot at but that time the bullets had not yielded to fatality.
Police have started investigation into the incident. Tension gripped the area as locals blocked the National Highway and shops were shutdown.